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I feel like all I do these days is write, read books about writing- and as much as I love to write and learn how to write better, I need another hobby. 1,120 more words


Writing Life Back Into The World

In the wake of her father’s death, a Malaysian author discovers the writer within and ends up writing herself into her country’s narrative.  http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2016/may/writing-life-back-world-bernice-chauly

My father’s untimely and tragic death when I was four made me a writer. 742 more words


Written on the Body by Zsolt Láng translated by Erika Mihálycsa

Beginning with the Voyager space launch and moving through explorations of touch, Hungarian writer Zsolt Láng examines his relationships to music, books, and art.   Reblogged from World Literature Today.com… 1,321 more words

Karen Dowdall

A Poem From the Novel, "InHabited"


Forget you, how could I?

Does the sun fall from the sky?

Does the rain no longer pour,

On the wasteland of my heart? 65 more words



Some time ago, I befriended an adorable winter mouse, I named Bella, who wandered into my yard one day and became my friend for one long lonely winter.  991 more words

Karen Dowdall

The Owl-light Twilight

The Owl, Cailleach-Oidhache will come to you when day turns into night. It is the time of Owl-light, the shimmering time. The Owl teaches us the wisdom of turning a disadvantage into an advantage and this you will need as you wander through earth life. 63 more words

Karen Dowdall

A Review: A Veil of Time

A compelling tale of two Scotlands-one modern, one ancient-and the woman who parts the veil between them by  Claire R. McDougall

Imagine, if you can, 311 more words

Karen Dowdall