National news this week has brought more tragedy and violence. With so much news of these events, life takes on an unhealthy emotional environment in our homes and communities.
What to do? Find something positive to do in your community. Support an effort in your community to help the hungry and homeless. Volunteer at a Boys and Girls Club to help young people learn something other than hatred and prejudice. Perhaps your church is involved in neighborhood meetups and gatherings.
Look for news about things you enjoy–music, books, poetry, fiction, memoirs, and more. Here are a few articles for your perusal:
Wonder about the truth of proofreading? Susan DeFreitas, Collaborative Editor at Indigo Editing, shares The Truth About Proofreading in Indigo’s recent newsletter.
From Nina Amir’s How to Blog a Book site 15 Expert Tips to Increase Reader Comments on Blog Posts. Participants include Yaro Starek of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, Joel Friedlander of TheBookDesigner.com, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.com, Peg Fitzpatrick of PegFitzpatrick.com and Mary Jaksch of WriteToDone.com.
The Guardian reports on The BBC’s #LoveToRead poll and the risk it runs of closing a potentially wider doorway into modern writing.
Jennie Yarboff at Signature shares the debate over grammar by sharing her thoughts on five books on how to write “right.”
Did you see the post by Jennie Nash at The Book Designer? Jennie talks about getting our stories out of our heads and onto the page. This is post 3 with links to posts 1 and 2.
With all the tragedy that’s recently happened, we need some good news. Thanks for sharing these ideas (and blog links). There are a lot of good people in the world, unfortunately the media would rather spread the bad stuff.
Some days, Joan, I just cannot take another moment of the “bad stuff.” Glad you found something worthwhile here.
Some good diversions here Sherrey. And I love the quote. Hope you’re on the mend. 🙂
Thanks for your encouragement, Debby! Day by day getting better.
That’s wonderful to hear Sherrey, <3
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