The problem, I’ve noticed, with Shirley Jackson month, is not that I haven’t the time for it (#parenting); by taking quotes from her short stories, I had hoped to generate interest in her writing. Yes, I wanted to focus on the more unsettling qualities of her voice to match the eerie atmosphere of October, but …
Yesterday was the first of October, and I hereby declared it to be not the month of Halloween, nor Fall, nor the month of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but The Month of Shirley Jackson, because her writing is brilliant and beautiful with a touch or two of bewitching. What better reading material for October than one …
I am one of those people who start a new week or a new year off with endless aspirations about how, this time, it’s going to be different. And nearly every time I do that, I fail right away. I take on too many things: I want to lose ten pounds, start meditating every day, …
I spend a lot of time writing books and submitting essays for publication. That can be draining on my writing psyche. So this blog is where I can play around, have fun, and enjoy writing without pressure. I post every Wednesday, usually based on a writing prompt, but I reserve the right to post a fleshed-out blog or post any other day of the week, because it’s my blog, so I do what I want. Enjoy!
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.– Ernest Hemingway
I like to blog about my attempts to embrace my passions and bring more happiness to this 30-something American life.
I am a Michigander through and through. We’ve got cities, we’ve got nature, we’ve got beaches, and we’ve got beer. Who could ask for more?
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One of the most terrifying aspects of publishing stories and books is the realization that they are going to be read, and read by strangers. I had never fully realized this before, although I had of course in my imagination dwelt lovingly upon the thought of the millions and millions of people who were going to be uplifted and enriched and delighted by the stories I wrote.– Shirley Jackson
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