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Trashing My Brand: in rejection of the insane trend toward the monetization of everything

I can’t remember why branding myself with a reader-friendly, easily pronounceable name seemed important. This past year, while living and learning among an intentional community of like-minded, kind-hearted people I discovered that there is one thing I must bring to the community, and thereby to the world, that fulfills my life’s (and my writing’s) purpose–Authenticity. …

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Hello world, I'm back; I've changed.

It’s been 16 months –almost the duration of two full-term-pregnancies–since I left the blogosphere. It’s been an Beyond the Looking Glass wild kind of adventure. Please forgive my mysterious non-disclosure about the details behind my disappearance. I’m keeping them quiet for 2 reasons: It’s too freshly painful to recount sensibly and sensitively–memoir needs a lens of distance to achieve objectivity; And more …

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Blush: a Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World by Shirley Hershey Showalter

Meet Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: a Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World

I am pleased and privileged to introduce you to one of my new favorite authors, Shirley Hershey Showalter. I encourage you to read her memoir Blush: a Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World, to gain insight into the Mennonite culture and the values it instills in its members– generosity, kindness, empathy and a commitment to living well …

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Meet Richard Gilbert, author of Shepherd: a Memoir

 Not only is Richard Gilbert an accomplished writer (author of Shepherd: a memoir) and a writing instructor (at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio), he also publishes a blog which can help you learn to write better. Intermediate and advanced writers of creative non-fiction can learn to write more engaging, thoughtful, readable prose by subscribing to, Richard’s instructive blog for writers …

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Becoming a writer, Sherri Matthews

Becoming a Writer: Introducing Sherri Matthews

Want to know what it takes to become a writer? Ask a writer. Everything I know about writing, I learned from writers. Everything. During the next few months, I’m going to introduce you to four writers who blog about their writing life and share their journey toward becoming a writer. Today I’m introducing Sherry Mathews. Sherri has worked …

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