Last year, Lindsey messaged me to ask if I would help her with a project she was working on. I. Was. Shocked. It was like I was in The Twilight Zone...or at least, the high school version of me felt that way. Let me tell you a bit out Lindsey: she was the girl in … Continue reading Q&A with Lindsey A.
I have been keeping dream diaries since I was old enough to write. I can still recall my first nightmare (a disembodied floating face, slowly moving around my room, then speeding up and laughing at me), and when I flip back through old journals, familiar emotions and vivid recollections surface. Imagine if you were able … Continue reading You Are More Powerful Than You Think
The book club I belong to has been meeting for 12 years now. It originated at the much beloved and much missed indie bookstore Well Fed Head, and after the owners closed shop, we still meet once a month at local bars to discuss books. My involvement in bookclubs has somehow expanded this summer, to at … Continue reading Well Fed Head
I'm a bit of an archivist. When I was in 10th grade, I kept track of every single outfit I wore, the entire year. It went something a bit like this: Big Dog shirt. Giant jeans. Doc Martin Mary Janes. Repeat. In 1993, I decided to start writing down every book I read, complete with … Continue reading 500 Books
Name: Laura McHugh Current City: Columbia, MO What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer. Though I had no idea how to go about doing that, and didn’t pursue it for many years. What are you now? Full-time novelist and mom How did you get to this point? I got a … Continue reading Q&A with Laura McHugh
Near or far, here are some opportunities that might be up your alley if you are looking to push yourself creatively, desire accountability, or want to finally dive in feet first. For Artists of All Media All Over the World (Crafters, Knitters, Drawers, Painters, Quilters, Photographers, Writers!): Queen City Art Swap Artist Trading Card Registration … Continue reading Creative Opportunities in June
Every once in a while, maybe once a decade or so, I serendipitously come across a book that changes my life. When I was in college, it was "The Tao of Pooh," which I then passed along to everyone I knew, including my sister, and still flip through a weathered and dog-eared copy from time … Continue reading The Gift from the Sea
The tatt tatt tatt on the window pane, it's a sound that's different from all this rain. The tatt tatt tatt on the window screen is coming from the biggest bug I've ever seen. Some mornings things just click. My writing session is great, I come up with something that excites me. I … Continue reading Work in Progress
How many people can say their book club has been meeting for over ten years? And that they STILL talk about books when they meet? I want to write the grandest of grand love letters to my book club, and to its place of origin, Well Fed Head bookstore. But I honestly don't think I … Continue reading Ten Years of Great Books
I get so greedy at the library. I read a new "must read" list and immediately add all the book suggestions to my queue. Except, usually the books show up faster than I can finish one. Currently I have waiting for me on my nightstand (amongst others): Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche - book club pick … Continue reading Friday Reads: Where to Begin?