For working parents in pandemics, it’s hard to write long — but Nora Ephron can help

Listening to this episode of the Write-Minded Podcast hosted by my She Writes sister Brooke Warner and NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulker, I’m reminded again of the #1 piece of advice given to writers: show up and write every day.

For a working parent in a pandemic, this is hard. Full stop. Like many of us, I write when I can and call it a win.

But this week, I have the ridiculous good fortune to be spending a week plus at a writing residency (aka paradise). I’m sitting by a fire with my laptop, drinking tea and munching on…

A feminist mother laments

Disenchantment with “Wonder Woman 1984” — a film about an idol with a noted comic book legacy as a female rebel — has been profound.

In a year marked by little to look forward to, we needed WW84 to save the day as 2020 limped to an end. Directed and co-written by Patty Jenkins, whose glorious 2017 tribute to the female icon was a fitting escape from the reality of HRC’s loss and the ascendance of a Misogynist-in-Chief, it was a movie my family of superhero movie fans was excited to watch on Christmas. …

Deborah Siegel

Author, journalist, PhD, TEDx speaker & thought leadership coach. Founder of Bold Voice Collaborative. Twin mama. Lake worshipper.

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