In a sentimental sort of mood…

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! First, for all my desi (translation: Indian) readers out there, Happy Rakhi! Girls, I hope you have the blessing of a brother or brother figure in your lives and treasure that person. Guys, I hope you have the privilege of a sister or sister figure in your existence. She will keep you balanced, honest, and always humble. :>

Now, on to this week. I’ve been thinking about family and those who are like family a lot lately. This summer I got to attend my high school’s 20th reunion, which was an incredibly special event because of how close my classmates and I were. This fall I’ll get to see two dear friends from college. And during the holidays, I’ll spend time jet-setting between cities to see relatives who I haven’t seen in almost 15 years. It’s turned out to be one of those years, and I’m so grateful. Our family, after all, helps to determine who we are. For more on this, read this week’s sentimental quote from a celebrity on “A Writer’s Heartbeats.”

I got a little sentimental myself when I wrote this week’s short piece. Because it’s a flash piece, I won’t share an excerpt. Instead, read the whole thing now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop.

I think we’ll keep this theme of family, and nostalgia, running this week. On Wednesday I’ll share with you my review of a book about a family, although theirs was more of the dysfunctional mindset. Find out in the middle of the week what I thought of The Trophy Child by British author Paula Daly on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

This Thursday I’ll share the prompts I’m considering for next week’s fiction, and on Friday I promise to post those Growth Spurts. :>

Have a great week, readers!

E.R.G.

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