New York Times, Modern Love:
Caring for a mother who suffers from dementia was really hard. I wish I could do it again.
On Fiction Writers Review:
My interview with Beth Alvarado about her cycle of linked stories, Jillian in the Borderlands.
On Statement of Record:
My review of Kelly Sundberg’s memoir, Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival.
On Essay Daily:
My review of Kelly Sundberg’s essay, “It Will Look Like a Sunset.”
Author Archives: Melanie Bishop
What I learned from the total eclipse was this: What wasn’t phenomenal? Everywhere I looked, something grand was there for the taking.
On the last day of your retreat or on your way back home, pose this question to yourself and take it seriously: How can I take the way I’m feeling home with me?
Productivity is certainly one goal of a retreat. But there are other desired outcomes, such as returning home rested, relaxed, and energized by the time away.
Why must writers schedule time for residencies and retreats? Because in doing so, we honor an annual appointment with writer self-care.
On Huffington Post: Book Reviews and Essays on Craft and the Writing Life
For Carmel Magazine: Wrote a book column for four years, 2014 through 2017. Reviewed three books per issue, four issues per year. Forty-eight books.
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Book Reviews by Melanie Bishop