Today's discovery is "Silence," an essay by Laura Furman first printed in the Glimmer Train Bulletin, February 2011. If you struggle with the noisiness of this busy life, read Furman's essay. Every word is a treasure. Here's a tease . . . A great treasure of vital demands stands between the writer and her work—love, family, the necessities of food and … Continue reading Monday Discovery: “Silence,” an Essay by Laura Furman
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Monday Discovery: Mind the Gap
Today's Monday Discovery: A new series of writing challenges at WordPress called Mind the Gap. WordPress will choose a topic each week that's trending in the news and issue a challenge to us bloggers to express our opinions on the issue. The focus of these "Mind the Gap" posts is to get us thinking and writing. Here's this week’s Mind … Continue reading Monday Discovery: Mind the Gap
Monday Discovery: Lisa Cron on Writing and Brain Science
The excellent website/blog for writers, Writer Unboxed, is not a recent discovery, but Lisa Cron is. Lisa is the author of WIRED FOR STORY: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence. Lisa has just joined the Writer Unboxed team. In today's WU post, Why Are We Wired for Story?, Lisa … Continue reading Monday Discovery: Lisa Cron on Writing and Brain Science