Eighty-six years ago today, December 27th, 1930, this article by Emilie Loring appeared in The Editor. As she often quoted, “The gods provide the thread once the web is started.” *** So many years ago that the paper on which it was printed has yellowed, I clipped from a newspaper the following: LOST: Sunday night, … More On This Day, So Many Years Ago
I have been traveling the last week or so and have just returned to my desk, my books, and my notes. My mother is staying with me awhile, so what better time to consider Emilie Loring’s second book, The Mother in the Home? Like her first, For the Comfort of the Family: A Vacation Experiment, … More On the Conservation of Mothers, An Excerpt
“I wanted terribly to go to England. I couldn’t go, so I used it as a setting for a novel. While at work I read the London Times, English Country Life regularly, and innumerable books. In short, steeped myself in English atmosphere till I became so British that I caught myself saying ‘lift,’ ‘cinema’ and … More High of Heart in Merry England
If Emilie had climbed the Park Street Church tower in 1872 and looked west, past the Boston Common, she would have seen a view like this one. In the near ground is the Public Garden. On the left is the Arlington Street Church, the Church of the Covenant towers behind on Newbury Street, and Commonwealth Avenue … More When the best stories are both new and old
“I love to do anything I try to do as well as possible. It puts adventure into life.” Emilie Loring signed the contract for Today is Yours at the end of April, 1937 and agreed to produce a finished manuscript by September 15th, just shy of five months later. Orders poured in from around the … More The Miracle Is That It’s Always Today
Right now, I am diving in deep to finish Emilie Loring’s biography. I spend eight to ten hours each day going through notes, thinking, sketching out the story path, scribbling ideas, writing, reading, and re-writing. Near me, on my bulletin board, are Emilie Loring quotes that guide and encourage me, by turns. I can’t tell you … More Guest post: “How to Begin Writing” by Emilie Loring
Emilie Loring wrote to her editor from a Maine hotel: Beautiful surroundings. Table excellent. Very well managed. Music twice daily. So far the guests appear to be of the “Proper Bostonian” type, the season guests, I mean. No social hostess. Nothing planned for the entertainment of guests like card parties or tournaments–that … More Beautiful Surroundings. Book on its Way.