My ER expertise was erased, my bravado smothered by my pounding heart. I couldn’t evade a patient’s pain or panic anymore. I now, knew those feelings first-hand, and until I acknowledged them without immature judgement or callous dismissal, I couldn’t be truly helpful. 25 more words
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For today can I just write a blog about writing a blog? Of course I can. I’m the boss of me. Except that I started writing another piece today, one I realize could be considered controversial and should only see the light of day under deep pseudonym in the AARP magazine backpages–so I feel less the mistress of my own freedom than any thinly veiled braggadocio might suggest. 584 more words
In my never-ending quest to find good yoga classes in my area, I recently purchased a Groupon for a new studio in Bethesda. The website was a tad confusing, probably because the owner (and sole teacher), a Chinese woman named Jin, has a less-than-perfect grasp of both English and website technology. 857 more words
Our voices as our stories become hidden in the steady babble of the information age.
– Lee Gutkind
Gutkind, L., & Buck, H. F. (2008). Keep it real: Everything you need to know about researching and writing creative nonfiction. New York: W.W. Norton.
Creative non-fiction is everywhere today and hugely popular with modern readers, writers, and publishers. Memoirs, personal essays, travel-writing, and feature articles all fall under the category. 705 more words