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Laura Droege's blog · 9M ago

Empty Spaces (An Autobiography in Seven Parts)

As I mentioned earlier this week, I have a piece of creative non-fiction that was published on Altarwork.com. It’s titled “Empty Spaces (An Autobiography in Seven Parts).” Here’s the opening...
Laura Droege's blog · 9M ago

Don’t give up

Well, it’s been a rough summer. I won’t bore you with the details. But I’ve had one very positive thing happen: a publication picked up a creative non-fiction piece of mine, and it will be p...
Laura Droege's blog · 11M ago

When It Comes to Faith, Don’t Hedge Your Bets

Originally posted on Tim's Blog - Just One Train Wreck After Another: How about a cement wall with razor wire? “I’m going to pray a hedge around you.” I can’t remember who said it the first ...
Laura Droege's blog · 12M ago

An epidemic of busyness…

Originally posted on Enough Light: There seems to be an epidemic of busyness. At least this is my experience in recent years. We have stages of life that are busier than others, and that is ...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

Being busy, rescue dogs, and hearing from God

  All I was doing was sitting at Bruegger’s, reading a blog post. And choosing my top twenty short story contest selections. And eating lunch. That’s all I was doing. Then I heard the woman ...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

When evil appears to win

Don’t you hate it when evil wins? Recently, I read a novel where the antagonists win in the end. Actually, scratch that. “Read” isn’t accurate. “Began to read but felt uneasy as certain them...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

Eating my words

This is when I have to eat my words. A few years ago, I ditched my Facebook and Twitter accounts because of their effect on my mental health. I wrote a few blog posts on the issue. In Decemb...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

Mental Illness doesn’t define me (or anyone else), with a TED talk by Elyn Saks

(Updated. The post below is a repost. I recently came across Elyn Saks’ TED talk about her experiences with schizophrenia and thought I’d share both the link and my thoughts after reading he...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, and the mad wife, a post by Jeannie Prinsen

My brain isn’t working in its typical brilliant way–the brilliant bit was a joke, ya’ll, in case you didn’t realize–and the doctors have concluded, after much pricking and poking and blood g...
Laura Droege's blog · 1Y ago

Why a novel is rejected on the first page

One of the most interesting aspects of the recent writer’s conference was a workshop titled Writers Got Talent. Any interested person could submit multiple copies of page one of their manusc...