Mercedes Walter

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5 Steps to Take Before You Start Your Next Story

by Emily WenstromStarting a new story is hard, whether its a short story or a full novel. After all, a story is made of a million moving pieces, all …


My Guest: John Dolan

Another of my favourite writers returns today, after a prolonged absence; he's been hearing voices you see. But I think I'd better let him explain. …

Creative Writing
Creative Writing

Freedom in Congo Square: An Illustrated Ode to Finding Dignity Amid Oppression and the Soul-Preserving Function of Joy

A lyrical celebration of an oasis of hope and human dignity in the midst of inhumane injustice.<p><i>“Everything can be taken from a man,”</i> Viktor Frankl wrote, <i>“but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”</i> This hard-earned wisdom on the human …

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Grace Paley on the Art of Growing Older

“The main thing is this — when you get up in the morning you must take your heart in your two hands. You must do this every morning.”<p><i>“For old people,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her sublime meditation on aging and what beauty really means, <i>“beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does</i> …

Creative Writing