Our assignment? Answer this question: What advice can you share as writers who are also life partners? Jim and I decided to write our pieces without conferring ahead of time. Turns out they dovetailed better than we could have planned. After over 30 years together, maybe that's no surprise. We hope you find our posts helpful, especially if you're a writer whose partner or spouse is also a writer. Each day, we're grateful to live with someone who "gets us" as writers, who puts up with all our quirks, who keeps cheering (OK, sometimes prodding) us on.
Here's mine: The Writing Partners' Honey Do List
And Jim's: A Shared Writing Life
I encourage you to explore Yang-May's website, read about her amazing life including her recent TEDx talk in Covent Garden, and read some of her other posts.
Finally, I wish you a New Year filled with good books to read and writing projects that move you way beyond your comfort zone to a place that's thrilling and fulfilling.
That's where I'm headed as I continue working on my "Awesome Sister Jean Lenz" screenplay. I recently told a former student, Andy Kompelien, a talented SMSU theatre major, that I was struggling to come up with a working title for my screenplay. His advice for screenplays in progress? "Just call it 'Awesome (blank)' screenplay, and fill in the blank however you want." So that's what I'm doing. Thanks, Andy. I love how much I learn from my students.
Thanks once again for making time to stop by Fly-over Country. Please leave a comment, join the conversation, and let us know what touches, moves, supports and inspires you as a writer.