I have just finished a spate of travel–five states in eight days–to Kansas, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, and Colorado. Settling down to write again has me thinking about writing routines, writing materials, and writing rituals, all of which require a re-start after interruption. For Emilie Loring, as for me, concentration was essential to composition; every competing … More Writing Through Interruption
You have come up against them, haven’t you? One of those moments upon which you look back, catch your breath and think, “Suppose I had let the chance pass? What rich experiences, what happiness, I would have missed.” Emilie Loring Emilie Loring’s decision to write led to her book review column, nationally syndicated articles and short … More With One Decision, Her Possibilities Changed: Ebooks are Coming!
Sometimes, you have to be in the right mindset, the right place in your life, for a book to connect with you. For our guest writer, Judy, and Emilie Loring books, that time was in her twenties: I was in my teens back in the late 1960’s, and my older sister, 13 years older than … More Guest Post: I still dream of “perching” on a stone wall in the moonlight
Emilie Loring inscribed a copy of Beckoning Trails: “To Mary and Selden Loring. This makes twenty-seven down and three to go. Emilie Loring” An even thirty. I can relate to this. When I was deciding when to retire from college teaching, setting a date seemed so arbitrary. How many years would I teach? I decided to go for … More Emilie Loring’s “Final Four”