On this blog, author Leanne (Willetts) Dyck reviews books, shares her short stories, offers online author readings, and comments on her author journey. Leanne writes for adults and children. Her long-term goal (five years) is to be published by a large, established publishing house. Her short goal (one year) is to earn one million page views for this blog. Please help nurture this blog by visiting and sharing.
Jordan O’Malley, a breast cancer survivor, is far less concerned about her own future and much more interested in cleaning up the mess her little brother, Cam, has left in his wake. Cam has checked out of life—shrugging all responsibilities, including his baby daughter.
Jordan seems less interested in answering this question then in having him check back in. Unexpectedly, Jordan discovers that this desire takes her from San Francisco to Nepal.
Author Holly Robinson is especially gifted in writing locales. I haven’t visited San Francisco or Nepal—and now I want to.
‘If we examine the objects that we desire, we inevitably find out there’s nothing to become attached to… You can only reach Nirvana, the end of this cycle of wanting and being disappointed, through the cessation of such craving.’ (p. 226)
This workshop begins with a panel discussion on what makes a great reading. Following this discussion, a volunteer presents a three-minute reading. Then the group gives the reader a Toastmasters-style evaluation of how to improve their public reading skills.
This event is FREE
See you Saturday
If you can’t make it, don’t worry. I will give you a review. However, I must stress there is nothing like being there and participating. It’s validating, inspiring and fun.
*** Next post: (Friday) Please welcome poet, author Daisy Hickman