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Wednesday, July 05, 2006
How Are Your Essays Coming Along?
I'm referring, of course, to the essays that that Mizliz mentioned in June for that book her publisher asked her to assemble.

Has anyone finished (or started ;) ) yet? How long are your essays? I've just started mine, and so far it's informal in the sense that it sounds like a conversation between friends instead of a stuffy school essay. I am trying to adhere to good grammar and punctuation, though. :)

Just curious. I've found that I'm a better writer when I don't isolate myself.


posted by Lydia at 2:34 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 7/05/2006 04:54:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    Its hard. I've written a few drafts, but I'm unsure of my focus. So far, they remain in story form with little commentary. The guidelines were so vague that I don't what's best - what part of the story will be best received...

  • At 7/06/2006 01:17:00 PM, Blogger lydia

    What part of the story are you telling? How serious is it?

    Just curious. I'm having some of the same issues focusing my work.

  • At 7/06/2006 06:26:00 PM, Blogger mizliz

    Howdy. Sorry for the delay in responding but I have two helpful hints whenever you decide to have phoneline/computer problems next: don't do it when the company is changing hands (Sprint to Embarq) and don't have it over a very long holiday weekend. Just got things back on line ten minutes ago.
    Okay, in my mind, I'm thinking of these as stories you would share with someone over coffee or in an office or walking along the beach who asked what it is like being women, being women in church or your faith community, and/or being women in leadership in said church or community. Someone who REALLY wants to know what it is like. A kind of prose mentoring or companioning. For me, the high values are on relational and truth-telling aspects. My guess, because it's true for me and so I'm guessing perhaps you too, is that your personality and experience will dictate more about serious v. less serious, funny v. profound, etc. Maybe a little of each and more. Write to a younger sister who might be asking.... Hope this helps. The computer has gone down twice in writing this so if you don't hear from me right away, know that I'll be back whenever the electronic fairies allow. Grace. Liz


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