A Post Hop

Budding artist/writer

Now that the October Memoir Challenge is done, I thought it might be a good time to give you a tour of various kinds of posts at The Writerly Life. If you started following the blog during the challenge, you may be surprised to find out there’s more here than memoir–posts about writing, reading, photography, even the cat . . .

Thanks to Kenya G. Johnson for passing along this archive hop idea (via TALU (Tuesday Archive Linkup).

1) Here’s a two-parter for writers: Read It and Weep (Not), a piece about how to respond to criticism (as reader), and Read It and Weep (Not), Part 2: The Writer’s Role.

2) Wordle 65: A Little Fiction. I love the Wordles from The Sunday Whirl. Sometimes the words want to be poems, sometimes a story. This one is a piece of flash fiction.

3) So Many Streets, So Many Connections. A piece about friendships of all kinds, from memory to cyberspace.

4) The Letter That Crisscrossed the World. A bit of family history that lends itself to story.

5) And finally, from the Memoir Challenge: Age Seventeen: On the Cusp. Quite an important age, seventeen . . .

Enjoy the sampler and give me your thoughts. Suggest a topic you might like to see!

Retro: The Writerly Review, June 17–23

Here’s what happened at The Writerly Life this past week:

Cane chair in sunlight

The week kicked off with with the Sunday Wordle: June 17. (Playing around with words is such fun: no agenda, no 300 pages to revise, no agent search . . . . Ahhh.) This wordplay resulted in a poem, of all things. The Wordles, in case you don’t know about them, come from The Sunday Whirl. If you’re a writer looking for a fun way to loosen up the brain, go to The Whirl and give the Wordles a try. They work for fiction, memoir, poetry (and blog posts!) . . . whatever strikes your fancy.

Monday Discovery: Mellow Yellow Monday— Mellow Yellow Monday challenges photographers to come up with something yellow. This week? Sunflowers! We’ll see how many more yellows I can come up with.

The week ended with a bang:  Read It and Weep (Not) deals with the role and responsibilities of the reader–which are considerable–in a writing partnership or group. This post grew into a two-parter. . .

Read It and Weep (Not), Part 2: The Writer’s Role offers the other side of the critique scene: the writer’s part, whose work is “at stake” in the feedback scenario.  

So if you haven’t checked out this week’s posts, I hope you will.

There’s a great conversation going on in response to Read It and Weep (Not) and Read It and Weep (Not), Part 2 regarding how writers share work. I hope you’ll enter in by leaving a comment. I’m learning so much from my readers!

Have a great weekend, y’all!