Stuff I’ve Been Reading

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Quick update – I actually finished the introduction and two sample chapters that I needed to get to my agent. She’s going to be editing them, and then I will edit them, and then we’ll start sending it out into the world. In the meantime, I’m focusing energy on my presentations (yes, TWO) for Wild Goose. So thank you for your patience while things are slow here on the blog.

  • One of the most beautiful bits of writing I read this week came from John Blase. If you read nothing else, make sure you read this.
  • A close second in the beautiful writing category is this short piece by my friend Andi about buying her wedding dress off the rack. If you like that, be sure to snag her ebook that is free right now!
  • As I’ve been Very Busy ™ lately, this piece by Jen Luitwieler reminded me to slow down and pay attention to the tap, tap, tap of my family.
  • Jessica Bowman is preparing to head to South Asia soon and she wrote a bit about her life as a nomad this week. Be sure to take a minute to see how to support her and her family as they make this move.’
  • If you’re dealing with frustration from the Zimmerman verdict, Kristen Howerton gives some great steps you can take to DO something with that anger.
  • And my friend Ed Cyzewski reminds me why he is one of my favorite writers with this piece about how we can not shoot our neighbors. Seriously, Ed reminds me all the time how to celebrate beautiful things.
  • I’ve been reading a lot of heavier books as research for what I’m writing, so I’ve been trying to balance that out with some lighter reading. Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage has been a wonderful humorous diversion, while still being smart enough to engage me. Definitely worth checking out!

What have you read/written/watched/listened to this week that moved you? Link it up in the comments!

  • Ed_Cyzewski

    Thanks Alise! Cheers from the Adirondacks!