As I Live and Grieve

Writing Through Grief

February 16, 2021 Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts
As I Live and Grieve
Writing Through Grief
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As I Live and Grieve
Writing Through Grief
Feb 16, 2021
Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts

Summary:
Author Beth Castrodale shares how her grief actually interrupted progress on her novel and what she did to move past this. She offers suggestions for how you might benefit from putting thoughts and feelings in words and writing them down, even if you think you can't write.

Episode Notes:
Writing can often be cathartic and is frequently suggested by therapists, as well as in bereavement groups. There are additional advantages to writing as sometimes these memories can be shared with other members of the family, even generations later. Whether it is in a journal or a computer-generated document, putting your thoughts on paper may well help you free them and allow you to continue on your grief journey.

Beth Castrodale worked as a newspaper reporter until her love of books led her to the publishing field. She was a senior editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s and is the founding editor of Small Press Picks. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Live Write Thrive, Printer’s Devil Review, the Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, and Writing and Wellness, which featured her article “How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief.”

 Her debut novel, Marion Hatley, was a finalist for a Nilsen Prize for a First Novel from Southeast Missouri State University Press, and an excerpt from her second novel, In This Ground, was a shortlist finalist for a William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Her latest novel, I Mean You No Harm, is forthcoming from Imbrifex Books.

If you sign up for Beth’s email newsletter, you’ll get a free copy of her novel Gold River.

 To Contact Beth:

Website: www.bethcastrodale.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact Us: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve 

Show Notes

Summary:
Author Beth Castrodale shares how her grief actually interrupted progress on her novel and what she did to move past this. She offers suggestions for how you might benefit from putting thoughts and feelings in words and writing them down, even if you think you can't write.

Episode Notes:
Writing can often be cathartic and is frequently suggested by therapists, as well as in bereavement groups. There are additional advantages to writing as sometimes these memories can be shared with other members of the family, even generations later. Whether it is in a journal or a computer-generated document, putting your thoughts on paper may well help you free them and allow you to continue on your grief journey.

Beth Castrodale worked as a newspaper reporter until her love of books led her to the publishing field. She was a senior editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s and is the founding editor of Small Press Picks. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Live Write Thrive, Printer’s Devil Review, the Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, and Writing and Wellness, which featured her article “How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief.”

 Her debut novel, Marion Hatley, was a finalist for a Nilsen Prize for a First Novel from Southeast Missouri State University Press, and an excerpt from her second novel, In This Ground, was a shortlist finalist for a William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Her latest novel, I Mean You No Harm, is forthcoming from Imbrifex Books.

If you sign up for Beth’s email newsletter, you’ll get a free copy of her novel Gold River.

 To Contact Beth:

Website: www.bethcastrodale.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact Us: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve