I was recently interviewed by my alma mater, Wesleyan, about my writing career since college. I was flattered, of course, but mostly humbled. I’ll let you in on a secret: When taking stock of the last 15 years, my overwhelming feeling was, “What exactly HAVE I done with my life?” When I graduated from college, [...]
There’s nothing like family. Especially during the holidays. For the Family Gatherings Contest with Figment, you all relived some of your craziest, quirkiest, most memorable family get-togethers. Congrats to these ten entries [...]
Oh, how many blogs could I begin with the line ”So I was watching Glee last night and thinking….”I have spared you many of those blogs, but this one kept niggling me, so here we are: So I was watching Glee the other night, boogeying on the couch to their spunky rendition of Katy Perry’s [...]
Hi YARN friends! It’s great to “see” you again! Okay…I can’t really see you, of course. I don’t know what you look like, or what you sound like, all I know is that the YARN community brings us together…this is the beauty of the internet. And in the past few months, I’ve developed a new [...]
In case you missed our contest, below are the original details. Thank you to everyone who participated! Thank you to Susan Beth Pfeffer for helping us judge!!
The prompt for the Figment-YARN Family Gatherings Essay Contest is “Write a nonfiction essay in 2000 words or fewer about a memorable family gathering. It could be a holiday, a wedding, a party, but it MUST include a teen or young adult.” [...]