The Best Book About Writing Ever (and other great reads)

I’m not sure if it’s really the best ever, but I am LOVING Ann Patchett’s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. The title is deceptive, as at least so far I’ve just heard (I’m listening on audiobook) Patchett’s series of essays about the craft and experience of writing both her fiction and her [Read More…]

Politics, Down Syndrome, and What I’m Reading

Articles worth reading about missionaries, money, embryo selection, and more… [Read more…]

What’s Your Favorite Spiritual Memoir? (and other reading notes)

Some book and article notes in a sec, but first: What’s your favorite spiritual memoir? I’m looking for a good one. I’ve enjoyed Mary Karr, Anne Lamott, Martha Beck, and Kate Braestrup, to give you a sense of what I like. Any other favorites out there? On the bedside table: I abandoned The Sun Also [Read More…]

My “Successful” Bumbling Writing Journey

Some thoughts on how I got from there to here, with thanks. [Read more…]

What I’m Reading and Tweeting

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read this week? [Read more…]