Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas with Amy Avanzino
I’m frequently asked if I always dreamed about becoming a writer. The truth is that the thought never crossed my mind.
I’m profoundly dyslexic. I didn’t learn to read until I was in the fourth grade. My memories of early reading are painful and mostly involved tears, frustration, and ridicule from classmates. My sister, however, loved to read. She would go missing for days at a time only to emerge for a new book. Before diving into another, she’d share with me each adventure she had taken with each novel. I’d sit and listen for hours. In return, I’d share with her the stories that drifted through my mind. Sometimes I’d make her laugh, sometimes I’d make her cry, and if she didn’t do either I’d start over.
Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas with Liz Mugavero
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…right?
There’s a lot of pressure at this time of the year. Pressure to buy the right gifts, to go to the right parties, to host a party, to have the right food, to be full of Christmas cheer. And while most of us recognize that it is a really wonderful time of the year, we have to be honest, too, about the challenges of the season.
Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas
I was going to write about cookies. But I’ve been visited by Christmas Past a few times lately, leaving me in a nostalgic mood. I write about family a lot—Liz Talbot’s family and others, both happily and unhappily dysfunctional. Today I’d like to tell you about Christmas with my family.