Happy Anniversary to My Blog

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That’s not really an anniversary cake, that’s Harriet’s birthday cake, which she had to bake for herself, guaranteeing that it would be amazing, and it was.

So I’m co-opting that cake to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of my blog. I’m late to blogging, very late. I know that. Blogs are so some other era. But I wanted to expand my range of writing and take ten minutes to finish a post rather than two years to write a novel.

I’ve come to like the quick, creative energy I drum up to write a blog post. I rarely write more than a single draft (it probably shows) other than to check for errors. That’s half the beauty of writing a blog that few people read: the stakes are low. I can write whatever I damn well please.

In honor of this anniversary, I’ve selected a few favorite posts from the 109 I’ve written over the past year. Here they are:

On my experience as a writer

My Brilliant Career outlines how I became a writer.

My First Novel Was a Disaster, but hey, I was a beginner.

A couple of short stories: GET WHAT YOU WANT and FOOD TRUCK.

I got into SIX-WORD MEMOIRS. Boy, are they short.

Exploration of self

The Art and Science of Savoring

Dog Person, Cat Person, People Person

Racism: A Personal Introduction and More on My Experience With Racism

My coronavirus diary

COVID-19 Has Reached the Cottage

How COVID Has Impacted Me So Far

Dinner with Family–and the Mob

Six-Word COVID-19 Stories

To my parents

I wrote something about both my mom and dad:

Elegy for Irene Klein

Happy Birthday Bob Klein

Reviews

I write book and movie reviews. Here’s my most recent one: THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

By David Klein

David Klein

Published novelist, creative writer, avid reader, discriminating screen watcher.

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