[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6XecpOje0&w=476&h=301] This post is #5 in a series of 50 dedicated to the art and life of writing, in support of the 50 for 50 Project to benefit WriteGirl. If you like it, or if you think it could have been improved by a better writing education for its author, please give generously. And pass it on.
All of this week's entries in the Frrrrriday Rrrrround-up were written in response to and support of the 50-for-50 project. I thank you, fellow writers!
Delia Lloyd reflects on how middle age seems to bring with it the joys of discovering philanthropy. I couldn't agree more.
Daniel Shannon weighs in with a lovely tribute to the two women teachers who made them the (glorious) writer he is today.
Jodi Womack extracts early lessons from the project that hadn't yet occurred to me. She's good like that, is Jodi.
A writer/marketer who also happens to be a mom goes into the importance of teaching all children a love of writing.
Finally, the adorable Alice Bradley writes way too many nice things about me and the project.
And in case you didn't know, we have interviews up on the 50-for-50 blog with the first five of my favorite inspirational women-who-write:
- Bonnie Gillespie, casting director and author
- Nina DiSesa, advertising genius and author
- Eden M. Kennedy, erudite blogger, yogini and author
- Alice Bradley, blogger, essayist, and author
- Valeria Maltoni, conversation agent
They're lively and wonderful interviews, thanks in no small part to my friend Marilyn Maciel who basically came up with the interview questions after I begged her. But I did beg politely!
Please, please, tell your friends, pass along useful information, use what you will, and most importantly, give what you can.
Video largely by the unstoppable team of Heather Stobo & Lisa Casoni.
Music is "St. Louis Tickle," by The Heftone Banjo Orchestra, Brian Heffernan, Director