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Don’t worry if Exercise 3 is the first you’re seeing this “Writing with Bianca Olthoff” series. Links the the first two are at the bottom of this post.
Writing Exercise Three: Write a short short story (minimum of one sentence, …
What? You missed yesterday’s post about the fabulous Bianca Olthoff? That’s okay. Go here: Bianca Olthoff Blissdom Writing Exercise 1
Exercise Two: Identify on a timeline five high points in life and five low points.
I won’t share the gory …
One of the best breakout sessions at Blissdom 13 was a writing session led by feisty latina storyteller Bianca Olthoff, who was raised in the ghetto in California by her Mexican immigrant and preacher father. You have to hear her story …
Guest post by Shannon Magsam.
When I went on maternity leave from the newspaper where I was a reporter, I wasn’t sure if I would go back to work or stay home with my new daughter.
I left the door open. Then, after she was born, it closed tight. As a writer, I figured I could cobble together a decent annual salary with freelance work.
After my three-month leave, my first stop for work-at-home job options was the newspaper I had just resigned from. It felt a little weird, but they were gracious and said they were glad to have me. I happily continued writing a weekly lifestyle piece where I interviewed local married couples about how they met. I also picked up other work for the paper, including a food feature and profiling our region’s version of the rich and famous.
Later, I added work for a local PR firm (which my newspaper friends joked was “the dark side”) and started writing press releases for a large retailer.
Some months, the different
Local author (Blacklisted from the PTA) and blogger (TODAY Show Moms, Brooke Burke’s Modern Mom and After the bubbly) Lela Davidson was selected by the national production company Listen To Your Mother Show, LLC. (LTYM) to produce and direct a local performance of the acclaimed Mother’s Day series of live readings. Northwest Arkansas was one of only 10 locations selected this year from a pool of interested cities for 2012.
Since getting home from Chicago I’ve been out-of-my-mind busy. So busy, in fact, that this is what my last few Oh Life journal entries have looked like:
Sun, Sep 5 2010
I didn’t write yesterday, but we went to the Clothesline fair and parade. Ran into Pat O’brien and got to introduce him to Mel. Dinner at La Hacienda – we could see the