Monthly Archives: January 2010

Essay in Portland Family

I have an essay in Portland Family’s February issue (page 8). This essay, Number of Pregnancies? Three. Live Births? Two, is about my experience having a tubal pregnancy about four years ago. It was good to write about and good … Continue reading

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Q & A with author Gayle Forman

I came across Gayle Forman’s most recent novel, If I Stay, by chance thanks to the blogsphere. And, I’m so glad I did. I read this heartbreaking, funny and thoughtful YA novel in one day (a record for me). The … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Narrators

This week, the workshop I’m taking was focused on the narrator. One key learning for me about the narrator is to actually refer to the person in a personal essay as the “I” narrator. Duh! In retrospect, this makes a … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Keep Talking!

This week the focus in my workshop with Lisa Romeo is on dialogue. We read Rhoda Janzen’s wonderful essay, The Tractor Driver or the Pothead? in which the dialogue did so much for the story. It revealed the characters. It … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Flaws

I’m taking a four-week online workshop, Creative NonFiction Four by Four, offered by Lisa Romeo. Monday was our first day of class and I’m so glad I signed up. It’s a great group of writers and Lisa’s online lecture, reading … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jennie Shortridge

In November, I met with author Jennie Shortridge for an interview about her most recent release, When She Flew. During our discussion, I was primarily focused on the how and why behind Jennie’s decision to write this novel which is … Continue reading

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Interview with Jennie Shortridge in Portland Family Magazine

My interview with author Jennie Shortridge appears in the January 2010 issue of Portland Family. Check it out here (page four of the .pdf, page six of the magazine). And, tune in here at Motherlogue on Wednesday, January 6 for … Continue reading

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