So You Want to Be a Writer… You Should Attend the Catholic Writers Conference This Summer!

Writers block

Secretly, you're a writer. You bury yourself in historical novels, and you think, "Someday I'd like to write like that!"   or... You love a good mystery, and you daydream about complex and unexpected plotlines;  or... You have a remarkable personal story of your own conversion, your mother's love even through the long, lingering goodbye of Alzheimer's, your family's unorthodox vacation memories;  or... You have been successful in creating a small home-based business, and you think … [Read more...]

Will the Vatican Establish a Secretariat for Communications? And What Would That Mean for Bloggers?

Attendees at the Vatican Blog Meeting
May 2, 2011

News this morning out of Rome:  Giacomo Galeazzi, writing for Vatican Insider, reports that the Vatican is considering establishment of a Secretariat for Communications, which would be a dicastery of the Roman Curia having oversight responsibility similar to that of the newly established Secretariat for the Economy. If the Secretariat is established, it will be a centralized structure which would coordinate offices including the Vatican Press Office, the Pontifical Council for Social … [Read more...]

BLOGGER SELFIE: Why I Write, What I Write, When I Write

Old typewriter

Here I am--participating in the #mywritingprocess blog tour! Elizabeth Duffy got me into this.  Well, actually, she tagged me, but she'd been tagged by someone else, who'd been tagged by someone else....  Check out the hashtag #mywritingprocess over on Twitter to see the long list of writers who have paused this week to chat about WHAT they write, WHY they write, and HOW they do it. Elizabeth, whose blog appears on Patheos' Catholic Channel,  got the ball rolling, answering four … [Read more...]


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