Sunday, July 8, 2012

Writing "Charmed"

Many apologies to anyone who, observing the tempo of this blog, was expecting a post on Friday or, at the very latest, Saturday morning.  I was working on another writing project—actually, a couple other writing projects, one of which will not see the light of day for some time yet.  But the other one is ready to be read Now.


I confess to being a good audience when it comes to essays on marriage, dating, and relationships. Part of my penchant for pieces on these subjects has to do simply with the fact that I am a woman.

To care about relationships is part of what it is to be female; this is the reason why, even though many excellent novelists are men, the majority of novel readers has nearly always been and is likely to remain female. Furthermore, as a would-be novelist myself, I have what could be called a “professional” interest in relationships.

Lastly—full disclosure—I’m a good audience for relationship pieces because I’m single, and 26, and a practicing Catholic, and 75 to 99 percent sure that my vocation is marriage. (Seventy-five before I’ve had my coffee. Ninety-nine when I finish Gaudy Night for the tenth time.)

That said, while I read almost everything published on Altcatholicah, a certain section tends to get the best part of my attention. I read Lucy Simmonds’ post closely, and followed the combox with interest.

Read the rest at Altcatholicah.

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