Stacey Loscalzo wants to write, tries to write and, at first, can’t write. Many of us can identify with the writer’s block out of which her essay, Writing Together, arises.
In this month’s Literary Reflection’s essay, Andrea Lani identifies some of the challenges of writing about motherhood while mothering. To write for the sake of self-reflection is one thing; to write for the public is quite another.
What book (or books) defined literature for you as a child?
What compels you to put the truth of your life on paper? What kind of dilemmas does that compulsion raise?
Marmee Through The Window by Elisabeth M. Priest is this month’s Literary Reflections essay. It’s an unusual love story, touching on both a mother’s love for her feverish daughter, and that same mother’s heart connection with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The …
This month’s Literary Reflections essay is a beautiful, lyrical piece of writing called Open to Revision by Lisa Ahn. Ahn paints a vivid picture of her efforts to be both a mother and writer, and draws a compelling conclusion: “So, …
In this month’s Literary Reflections essay, Minutes Are Just Seconds Aren’t Minutes, Wendy C. Ortiz writes an arresting account of the impact of motherhood on her writing time. She writes: “Minutes: they fly or stay still, fly or stay still, …
Has having a child changed your reading habits? Do you mourn the loss of your pre-parenthood regular reading material, or have you – like Becki – found a new favorite read, since the arrival of your child?
Write a review of one book you’ve read based on your child’s recommendation or urging. Why does he/she like it? Why were you hesitant to read it? Did your initial impression about it change? Why did he/she really want you to read it?
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