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Our Latest Book Review...Writing Motherhood

41yHtGdwW9L._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpgIt has been quite a while since I've read any books (and judging by my use of the English language lately, you can see that my vocabulary has suffered), and so, when I picked up a copy of Writing Motherhood, by Lisa Garrigues, I realized the importance of taking a refresher course and honing my craft as a mom writer.  The minute I started reading this informational and inspirational guide to mom writing, I realized why I got into this whole crazy blogging/writing world in the first place.  I was slowly losing myself to my job, my kids and the demands of life and the only place I felt free was when I was sharing stories that made me laugh, cry and reflect on the meaning of motherhood.  

Writing Motherhood is the perfect book for the mom who is already writing and is in need of some great ideas to get the juices flowing and it also offers support and helpful tips for novices who have been afraid to put their thoughts on paper and a need a great book to kick start their journey to journaling their life as a mom.  By reading this book, I've learned I'm a self-depracating kind of writer (translation - I make fun of myself all the time); I laughed and even became wistful reading the heartfelt stories shared by the author, and it even inspired me to continue writing about the things I love and the things that make me laugh.  So thanks Lisa for this book.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking to write about their personal motherhood experiences.  Don't do it as a chore - do it because you love the process or because you want to capture the part of your life when you pretty much felt like the only thing you were in control of were your words (and sometimes that's even a problem when you hurl a curse at someone who's driving too slow in front of you and you forget your five year old is in the backseat).  

But back to the book review - if you don't have time to sign up for a writing course, this is a must-read for aspiring mom writers.  For more information about Lisa Garrigues, visit her website at Writing Motherhood.  

Posted in: Blog, Book Club on 05/26/2008

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