Betsy Lerner is a literary agent and author of Bridge Ladies, The Forest for the Trees, and Food and Loathing. On her personal blog, you’ll find thoughts on writing, publishing, and more.
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One Phone Call Can Change Everything
“A lot can change in the course of one phone call.” At Commode to Joy, Jamie Muscato writes about her father’s death, her strong bond with her brother Troy, and the call that changed everything seven years ago.
Guernica – A Magazine of Global Arts
Founded in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning magazine focused on the intersection of global arts and politics, run entirely by volunteers.
“I pull into the park district lot, rain pelting against the windshield, and as usual there are no spaces available near the building entrance so I make a bee line toward a spot at the far end . . .” At Thread, Jane Donaldson writes a one-sentence essay — and the sentence is 832 words.
The Uneasy Life of a Middle East Skeleton
“So for those who knew, it must have been very strange that we have dead bones in our closet.” The Caspers are an American expat family in Cairo, Egypt. Jayson Casper tells the story of Max, the skeleton they’ve lived with, and explores a different view of death in Middle East culture.
Called an “indispensable literary site” by the New York Times, The Millions covers the latest in books, culture, and the arts.
Stripped for Parts
Courtenay Bluebird on writing stories: “Writers pocket these moments and pull them out to look at later under a lamp with a notebook. This is fine with me—it’s magpie stealing. It is general and gestural and often sweet.”
“Vibrator Nation” by Lynn Comella
A Q&A with the Vibrator Nation author: “They led with sex education not titillation, and worked to advance a social mission that included putting a vibrator on the bedside table of every woman, everywhere, because they believed that access to accurate sexual information and quality products had the potential to make everyone’s lives better.”
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“We welcome you to live vicariously through our blog posts, photographs, videos and podcasts.” At Tandem Trekking, Lindsey does the writing, and Kyle takes the photographs. Their blog compiles their adventures climbing mountains, hiking trails, and rafting rivers.
On the blog of Karen Templer, you’ll find knitting inspiration, free patterns, crochet and weaving ideas, and more.
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“There Is Always an After”: Kristen Twardowski on Writing Endings
Author Kristen Twardowski shares her thoughts on writing endings.
Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes
Meet J.S. Graboyes, an illustrator of streets and urban scenes.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Not to be fed after midnight.Filter