How my Reading Gets into My Writing

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I’ve been reading a very interesting book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel, about infidelity, fidelity, relationships, and our constructs of love and monogamy.  I’ve found it incredibly thought provoking.

While I have no experience with affairs, I am married, and we’ve been together for a long time.  This book has given me a new lens to think through my own relationship and be thankful about how atypical we are, especially for a pair of high school sweethearts. Continue reading

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R is for Readers

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If you stumbled upon me through the A to Z Blog Challenge, welcome. If not, check out the challenge and all those participating at their site.

 

Readers are the most important part of being an author. If no one is reading your work, then why are you writing it?

Don’t get me wrong, I know there is intrinsic value in the writing itself. I’ve even said that it’s cheaper than therapy, and I really do mean that. I use writing to cope with events in my life that might drive others to a therapist or at least a friend or family member that can take on that role. But that part of things aside, readers are the whole point. Continue reading