Category Archives: Catholic Writing

Writing to discover

In my exploration of the culture of Catholic writing, I’ve been reading Flannery O’Connor. I find much inspiration in her approach to writing as a Catholic and I’ve discovered two quotes of hers that I can relate to. I think … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor—Catholic writer

Flannery O’Connor died fifty years ago today. She was, and remains, an American writer of great talent. I say “remains,” because she lives on in her work; she has achieved immortality and her work is alive and vibrant to this … Continue reading

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In the Land of My Exile I Praise Him…

I’ve renamed this blog. Why? because I thought it was a little conceited to name it after myself, even though it is mine and is intended to be “my home on the web,” for general “woolgathering, sharing and writing.” The … Continue reading

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November Writing (Nanowrimo)

This is November, and among those who aspire or perspire to be writers, that means one thing: Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo is “NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth.” It is an exercise in writing insanity dating back to the late 1990s in which participants … Continue reading

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On Suffering, Writing and being a Catholic Writer

One time when I was driving around I heard something on the radio about how “nothing bad ever happens to writers” because what other people call “bad” is just “material” for writers. On other words, if something bad happens to … Continue reading

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