Inputs: The Writers’ Edition

September 6th, 2013

A sort-of weekly review of what’s been nourishing me lately.


Happy Friday! I’m headed to the Arkansas Women Bloggers Conference, where I’ll be conducting a workshop in writing personal narrative. I’m looking forward to reading some great stories. Here’s a little sustenance to fortify you against fate’s slings and arrows.

A Cartoonist’s Advice

To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed,and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.

It Wasn’t for Me

Responding to art is so much about the right place and right time. You have to feel free to skip things, move on, and (maybe) come back later.

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Komorebi. This is the word the Japanese have for when sunlight filters through the trees – the interplay between the light and the leaves.

Neal Pollack Imagines Famous Writers Posting Yelp Reviews

‘I had heard that ‘Hope’ was a great restaurant, which was why I was so surprised to find feathers in my entreé.’

–Emily Dickinson on Yelp.


P.S. Don’t forget to check last Tuesday’s post after noon CST today to learn who won a $100 gift card.

One Response to “Inputs: The Writers’ Edition”

  1. Kath Hale says:

    I would like to be nourished by whatever that yeasty, sugary round thing is that your youngest is enjoying in the photo. That face-sized pastry looks delicious! (It’s always about food with me…)

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