Today I finally figured out how to add a blogroll to Fly-over Country so visitors can link to other writing-related blogs. The Blogroll is in the column on the right side of this page under Archives. I'll be adding more blogs to the list as I discover them, so email me your favorite writing blogs.
Here's a terrific post (which writer Rebecca Fjelland Davis posted via Rachael Hanel, thank you both!) from www.poynter.org that lists 7 tips that The King's Speech (if you haven't seen it yet, GO!) teaches us about how to make our stories matter. I plan to share these with my creative writing students at SMSU.
I discovered a new blog yesterday that I want to share: landingoncloudywater.blogspot.com. The writer, Emily Brisse, also a Minnesotan, had been led to this blog by a Bill Holm poem, "Blizzard." I've always been fascinated by connections, how one person leads us to another, how that can happen even after the person is gone but their writing remains. Check out Emily's blog--beautiful words, photos, music and energy.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.