Wild Beauty

As an avid reader, I’ve come to believe that no matter what a writer writes, it usually stems from a deeply personal place. Long- buried beliefs and concerns bubble up through the plot points , or through a protagonist’s fierce inner struggle. Or they are awakened in us by another writer’s well-told tale. A couple of years ago, my sister gave me ac copy of Willa Cather’s ‘O Pioneers!’, which I hadn’t read since high school. At the turn of the 20th C, protagonist Alexandra Bergson inherits that family farm and struggles to run it. Many of her neighbors...

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Susan’s Blog

May 2, 2013 Writing is an intensely personal endeavor. It requires long periods of solitude and silence. “Deep immersion”, I’ve heard it called (my husband has other names for it). Then we come out of immersion and want to share our stories with the world. I need to share with other writers as well, people who experience these same extremes. I’ve looked for the middle ground. If anyone out there has found it, please let me know. Since this is my first entry, I hope to set a foundation here for discussions about writing and the writing life. I want to hear about the...

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