Who’s your mentor?
I intended to drop by for a long post about mentors, as it must seem a little clumsy of me to include mothers and wives in that category (but why not?). Unfortunately, I am preparing to leave for Chehalis — another round of doctor visits for my mom tomorrow — and am pressed for time. I need to fold the clothes from the dryer and put the wash load in the dryer, and pack…well, you know. I need to be away from home for 48 hours and it’s never simple. (I will take my notebooks and pens with me.)
So in lieu of a more interesting post, I offer this link to a newish blog — with a fascinating post — that I have been thoroughly enjoying: http://www.penandbell.com/the-joy-long-winding-sentences/. It’s hosted by my friend, poet Holly Hughes, and the creative non-fiction genius Brenda Miller. The picture is of flowers brought to me by my friend Lori, whose mother is having a 5-way heart bypass this week.
I’ll have more for you about writing — and about getting writing done — when I get home on Tuesday.
I hope your mother’s visits to the doctors bring positive results. When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, long, winding sentences were considered a big no no. Now that my English teachers aren’t breathing down my neck, I might try writing one of those.
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of
We Shall Overcome
How to Build a Better Mousetrap:
Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver
Abbie, I have to recommend Priscilla Long’s THE WRITER’S PORTABLE MENTOR. She has an entire section dedicated to sentences. Thanks for posting!