Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Inspiring Things

To counteract yesterday's melancholy post, I thought I'd share some things that have inspired me of late.

Some prescient posts on nurturing your own creative self:

Lisa Romeo on finding making time to write.

Project-Based Homeschooling for Grownups.

Books I'm reading for my project on mother-nature writers:

Kathleen Dean Moore, Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water and Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World

Lia Purpura, Increase

Pattiann Rogers, The Dream of the Marsh Wren: Writing as Reciprocal Creation

Louise Erdrich, The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year

And, totally not related to my project or grad school in any way, Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?:A Comic Drama. I picked it up at the library yesterday on my way home from work and read half of it in the bathtub last night (my kids make fun of me for reading in the tub, but really I can't think of a more pleasant place to read, except maybe in a hammock on a warm, sunny, bug-free day). Complicated and fascinating (Virginia Woolf & Donald Winnicott). It makes me grateful I had a boring/normal childhood and also makes me wish I could draw. Read Fun Home first, if you haven't.

What inspires you these days?


  1. thank you so much! :)

    it sounds weird, but writing that series is really inspiring me right now. something about committing to writing every monday/working my way through the material i had thrown in a file and actually using it. it’s energizing me on a few other projects.

  2. I am rereading Louise Erdrich right now for my upcoming mother-writer post. The Bluejay's Dance is definitely my favorite of hers. Have you read her latest novel? I really enjoyed it. It was quite unlike anything else I've read of hers.

  3. Lori's post about making time for your passion hit it on the nail. Thanks for directing me there!


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