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Your Body, Your Writing

November 18, 2017 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog is concerned with the sacral chakra, second from the bottom. Irish writer and poet Christy Brown was born with cerebral palsy and learned to paint and write with the only part of his body not affected by paralysis, his left foot. His autobiography, My Left Foot, was made... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Four

October 31, 2017 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Four The moment he left she... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Three

October 27, 2017 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Three Serena had, finally, seen no... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Two

October 24, 2017 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Two Upon leaving the cemetery of... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter One

October 20, 2017 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter One London, 1785 When John Carter... read more

When You’re Stuck: 5 Tips

October 13, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It happens to all novelists. Our story seems to be going great and then we get stuck. How to get unstuck? I have various ways: 1. I take a walk. Seriously. Because writing is an aerobic activity I sometimes need to get my physical lungs in motion to boost my writing... read more

Getting Started

September 26, 2017 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Facing the blank page Over the weekend, while discussing my blog with a friend, I asked what she would like me to address concerning the writing process. Her reply was immediate: “How do you get started?” She is a commercial real estate agent who often has to write... read more

Writing Op-Eds

September 22, 2017 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The op-ed gets its name for being an opinion piece that originally appeared opposite the editorial page. An editorial page editorial is signed by the board, while an opinion piece is signed by an individual. The term is also sometimes thought to be an abbreviation of opinion-editorial.  Athletes before taking... read more

how stories define narrative medicine

Narrative Medicine

September 19, 2017 11:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: MK Czerwiec, aka the Comic Nurse We fiction writers sometimes underestimate the value of our own work – or, at least, I do. I sometimes have to remind myself that we humans understand our world through narratives and that if you can tell a good enough story, you... read more