There are no road maps to smooth out the journey of caring for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Living with a person with vascular dementia is living in a difficult, unpredictable and stressful situation for an unknown amount of time. Some days might be good, other days will be bad.
If you’re a writer trying to squeeze time with your creative work around other work, you understand the value of three weeks in a quiet house with a rocky front yard.
When should new writing trump working on an almost complete work? Does discipline squelch creativity?
Speculative fiction novelist Cynthia Kraack, author of the Ashwood trilogy was a recent guest on the Mr. Media podcast. Here are some excerpts and the video.
“Anne Hartford came to me when I was doing my MFA program. I started writing a story about a young woman standing with all of her earthly possessions in front of this big, forbidding residence. It took six months after that to understand who she was and what was going on.”
Writing retreat…or time away to work. The real issue may be that in American culture there is discomfort sharing the label of work with purely artistic efforts.