Viewpoint (Narrative Voice)

You’ve shifted to a new point of view here. Are you writing in third person limited? I wrote, and then wondered what in the heck I meant. What was wrong with shifting point of view, anyway? My reader’s ear said it was wrong, but if she was writing in that narrative …

Discipline for Spring Writing

A guest post written for Women’s Memoirs, companion to An Editor’s Perspective: Prompts for Winter on Story Circle Network. Photos are mine. Discipline for Spring Writing DISCIPLINE FOR SPRING WRITING Mary K. Swanson Ripening mulberries It’s spring in your mind, and you don’t have enough time to record, much less …

Fifty

I’m not sure why I am titling this post “Fifty;” my birthday in November is not really on my mind. The problem is, I’ve got nothing on my mind, and I can’t figure out how to shift into gear. I did quit my temporary job, I did begin writing a …

Story Circle Posts

I am guest-blogging for Story Circle. Each blog is posted as one of a pair, and my posts are Prompts for Winter and Discipline for Spring. My over-squeezed metaphorical mulberries Jamie, you get a mention in “teachers and writers who have influenced me,” which is at the bottom of Prompts …

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

I’m celebrating having a new project by advertising my new client: the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The three-week project to help them get flyers and press releases ready for some events was brought to me by Spherion, a headhunter that I approve of because their hiring documents and time sheets are …

Story Circle

I have signed on as an editor with Story Circle Network, a group “dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives and to raising public awareness of the importance of women’s personal histories.” I’m excited about the idea of working with other writers on projects of personal significance. …