Content for Readers and Writers
Stories enliven us, unite us, and can be a balm for the loneliness and isolation we all struggle with at times. Subscribe to the Story Cures email newsletter. Read some of Charlotte's essays & Days of Being micro-memoir project excerpts. Check out Charlotte's Journal for content on reading, writing, and creativity.
Content for Businesses and Brands
Charlotte is a freelance copywriter who harnesses the power of story. Clear and compelling content will cure what’s broken in your marketing message and help grow your business. Learn More.
Here’s another Very Quick Review. Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder is a fantastic book about why we need poetry in our lives. Let me know if you decide to read this book, too.
Here’s my very first Very Quick Review. This is one of my favorite books I read in 2018. The video is far from perfect, but I’m learning, right? (Now I know if I record with my phone, I should turn the phone horizontally.) But enough about me and my lack of technology skills. Let me know if you decide to read this book, too.
“A writer can fit a whole world inside a book. Really. You can go there. You can learn things while you are away. You can bring them back to the world you normally live in.” —Neil Gaiman, A Velocity of Being
I have recently exchanged a few emails with a friend (who I met via a Facebook group for a writing guild we’re both members of) about the effects of social media and whether or not we should bail from what many consider a dumpster fire situation.
But while I was stuck in my favorite spot in my living room, I had an idea for a new writing project. I didn’t have a ton of energy to act on it—I was too miserable to open a new document and begin writing. But I did have enough energy to let the idea roll around in my mind. I had enough energy to take a few notes in my journal. I had enough energy to email someone I trust to see if he has any book or article recommendations on the topic.
Would I have thought of this idea if I wasn’t sick and bored? Maybe. Maybe not.
I have several favorite books about reading and writing. Here are five that happened to be closest to me while I was searching my unorganized bookshelves for books about reading and writing:
I'm going through my stacks of magazines and journals, reading/re-reading them, hoping to throw some of them out even though I'd rather keep my stacks. We don't have much room for stacks, though, so here we are.
I look forward to reading these books in the near future. What are you looking forward to reading as soon as you finish reading what you're reading?
I got to nerd-out about Elizabeth Hardwick and how one of her essays changed the way I read (and write) fiction.
Here's a list of some of my favorite children's books. What are some of yours?
We all experience loneliness at times, but not many people are willing to talk about their loneliness. I'm starting… https://t.co/n7fjnjW3dt