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Writing Prompt Reader Response

Susan Rowe

Last month, we invited readers to share their responses to a writing prompt inspired by Maria Odessky Rosen’s essay In Search of a New Writing Nook. We asked readers to tell us about their favorite writing nook and how they discovered it.


Writing Prompt: Literary Reflections

Susan Rowe

For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive, and we post our favorites on the blog.


Writing Prompt: Literary Reflections

Susan Rowe

For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive, and we post our favorites on the blog.


Now Reading: March 2018

Nerys Copelovitz

Looking for some reading inspiration? We’ve got recommendations for books by Anthony Doerr, Alison McGhee and Gary Presley for you in this month’s Now Reading post. Check it out here.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Susan Rowe

Last month, we invited readers to share their responses to a writing prompt inspired by Kim Zarins’s essay, Reading Mommy’s (R-Rated) Book: An Adventure in Three Acts. We asked readers to tell us about a book that prompted them to have a conversation with their children about a topic that was uncomfortable.


Writing Prompt: Literary Reflections

Susan Rowe

For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive, and we post our favorites on the blog.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Susan Rowe

Last month, we invited readers to share their responses to a writing prompt inspired by Leeny Sullivan’s essay, A Box Labeled “Tinsel and Lights.” We asked readers to tell us how writing helps them understand or preserve their identity.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Susan Rowe

Last month, we invited readers to share their responses to a writing prompt inspired by Josie Glausiusz’s essay, Ned the Noodle-Eating Knight and Other Tales. We asked readers to tell us about a favorite story that helps teach their children about the kind of people they hope they’ll be. Below is Catherine Gentry’s response.


After Page One

Blog Editor

In this week’s After Page One, Lorena Parker Matejowsky discusses the urgency of putting the words on the page.


After Page One

Blog Editor

In this week’s guest post, Candace Alnaji explains how writing can serve as a source of consolation.