Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friend Grief at the Bloggers Ball – Take 5

Welcome She Writers to the Friend Grief stop on the latest Bloggers Ball!
Some of you have been here before; some of you are visiting for the first time. I encourage you to browse the archives here, as well as this post.
Writing is hard.
Writing about difficult subjects is harder.
I wasn’t sure I was up for it.
But those who follow this blog, the She Writers and the posse I’ve gathered have encouraged me and sustained me when I felt I was in over my head.
Once a month I write about 9/11, and also about the AIDS epidemic. I share stories about people who are struggling as they grieve their friends, and about those who have made major life changes because of that experience. I introduce you to organizations and films and people addressing the phenomenon of “friend grief”.
I’m not a professional bereavement counselor. I’m just sharing what I know.
This blog has been a testing ground, of sorts, for my book. I was pretty sure I had a good idea. I just didn’t know if it would really resonate; because if it didn’t, maybe the book wouldn’t either.
But now I know I’m on the right track (see my posts on what I’ve learned writing about “friend grief”), and She Writers have helped.
So, thanks to you all!

4 comments:

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Writing has always helped me work my way through!

theoncominghope said...

She Writes is terrific :) I'm fairly new to the community, but I love how supportive everyone is.

Victoria Noe said...

Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop, ladies! I agree - She Writes is great!

Victoria Noe said...

She Writes is one of the most supportive, informative and creative sites on the internet. I'm proud to me a teeny part of it!