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Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband

In our book The Backpack Years, my husband James and I wrote two parallel, intertwining memoirs. After hearing about our project, many people jokingly ask if we are still married. Yes, we are still married, and it was an amazing experience. The process of… Continue Reading “Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband”

I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci

All art forms are for two: the audience, and the artist. As the artist, one seeks to create something that will move the audience, teach them, humor them, or simply make them think about a topic in a new way. At the same time… Continue Reading “I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci”

Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia”

Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and Iris Novak’s An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia were written in two different countries and describe different times: the first speaks about the U.K. in the 21st century and the second about the ex- Yugoslavia… Continue Reading “Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia””

Dedications by Dennis Scheel

When authors reach the joyful occasion of having any of their work published, they often need to consider many different things, from the title, cover, release date, and other such nuanced details. Compared to those considerations, including a dedication page may seem minute, but… Continue Reading “Dedications by Dennis Scheel”

My Story by Spencer Quin

For years I had been thinking about writing a story. There was an idea that I kept thinking about, a scenario, and I felt it was something that needed to be developed. I have always been very technical, I love the sciences, especially math,… Continue Reading “My Story by Spencer Quin”

‘Ravensong and the power of change.’ by Brian Hayes

This story has a mythological element but does not correspond to any one system of belief I can find. Dayeus Pitar (Father of heaven) belongs to the Verdic mythology and is equivalent to the Greek god Zeus. Rhea is the daughter of the titan… Continue Reading “‘Ravensong and the power of change.’ by Brian Hayes”

A Three Hour Tour by ROSE ELAINE

I should begin by saying this is my version of a “three-hour tour,” Not quite Gilligans Island; there wasn’t Gilligan, the Skipper, a millionaire, his wife, a movie star, a Professor, or Mary Ann! Just a kindly bus driver and a stubborn child.

To Create by Lawrence Patrick O’Brien

To be a creator, don’t think about it—do it. Diary entries can become a memoir. Doodles and drawings might sketch out base images as a launch point in a scene that demands a larger canvas, which might lead to something more serious more industrious… Continue Reading “To Create by Lawrence Patrick O’Brien”

Granny Oldham Had The Power To “Knit” Galaxies Into Existence! by Val Jon Farris

I remember spending summer vacations with her as a boy. Granny Oldham would sit for hours in her rocking chair with two large knitting needles creating all sorts of things for her grandkids. To my amazement, I would watch her knit into existence beautiful… Continue Reading “Granny Oldham Had The Power To “Knit” Galaxies Into Existence! by Val Jon Farris”