reading list: birds, but not birds

I decided a long time ago to homeschool myself further into the writing and publishing world. Class is in session. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott The fun part is that this book starts off with “When I teach a writing class,” and she refers to her students throughoutContinue reading “reading list: birds, but not birds”

Listen, Learn & Love book TWO!

Richard Ostler has produced a second Listen, Learn & Love book and it went to the publisher today! The first one was Listen, Learn & Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints. I was the line editor and proofreader for that manuscript, and it was released in September 2020. The last thing I did on that projectContinue reading “Listen, Learn & Love book TWO!”

reading list: depression

Silent Souls Weeping by Jane Clayson Johnson is about dealing with depression in the context of the LDS faith. It’s a mix of memoir of her own experience with it, and interviews she did with other people, so there is a variety of perspective. Some people deal with the long-term effects of chemical imbalance inContinue reading “reading list: depression”

9 writing books

I’m homeschooling myself in writing and editing. My curriculum so far: The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Why We Write About Ourselves by Meredith Maran The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of MakingContinue reading “9 writing books”

reading list: changed perspective

Reading is supposed to change your thinking, right? I recently finished “The Hate U Give” and part of the story is that some Black teens are involved in gangs that commit crimes because they have literally no other resources for support – emotional, financial, or otherwise. I learned yesterday that last weekend, there was aContinue reading “reading list: changed perspective”