Posted on Dec 30th, 2014 in Alison Hodgson
, Amy Julia Becker
, best of 2014
, Caryn Rivadeneira
, Jana Riess
, Jessica Griffith
, Laura Ortberg Turner
, Rachel Marie Stone
, Sarah Miller
, Sherrie Lowly
, Timothy King
These are the posts written in 2014 for which I had immediate recall because they were so wise, moving, funny, or all of the above.
At the Festival of Faith and Writing two weeks ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, my friend Jennifer Grant and I co-led a discussion group titled “Troll-Proofing Your Online Writing.” Based on our conversations and my own reading and musing, here are a few thoughts about what we can and can’t do about trolls, and why [Read More...]
Now that I own a Kindle, my ever-raging thirst for new reading material can be assuaged with a few finger swipes. Because I have wide-ranging taste and am relatively choosy about which books earn the swipe, I rarely regret a purchase. But last week I r...
In my online group of women writers, we’ve been discussing Kat Stoeffel’s article on New York Magazine’s “The Cut” blog about women and online self-promotion. Aptly titled “Here’s This Thing I Wrote About Women and Self-Promotion,” Stoeffel’s piece outlines the tension between women needing to promote our work in a freelance, online economy and our discomfort with [Read More...]
Posted on Jun 20th, 2013 in bloggers
, online discourse
As always happens when conflict and controversy and hurt feelings come gushing forth from the normally tame river of words that constitutes my writing life, I have done a lot of thinking in the past few days. I have been thinking about what I wrote and...