Diane Gottlieb writes open-hearted stories about people in pain who choose to grow.

Archive for December 2022

Interview With Priscilla Long

It was such a joy to meet Priscilla Long and I’m so excited to introduce her and her wonderful work to you! Priscilla’s recently released Dancing with the Muse in Old Age is a spirited, richly researched,  empowering work of nonfiction. I love Priscilla’s no-nonsense approach, her zero-tolerance for ageism, and her deep respect for…

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When You Look Back, “Look Back with Love”

Anybody else thinking the holidays are coming too soon?   I can’t believe it’s that time again (but it is)! I can’t believe I’m having another birthday (my 62nd)! But I can (and do) believe that there are wonderful things ahead! Here are three things I’m excited for in 2023: I’m editing an anthology coming…

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From Here to Eternity in Flashback Fiction

So, I’m going to live forever. Living forever was never my plan but it must be God’s because I’m 98 and while I’ve lost a few teeth and my bladder control (keep that to yourself, will you?), I have every marble I came to earth with in ’24. Same year as Marlon Brando (be still…

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Susan Triemert’s brilliant collection of flash essays Guess What’s Different opens with Triemert strapped into a slow-moving ambulance: “Ambulances are for emergencies, right? You realize that yours, the one you’re strapped into, has two jobs: to carry you from one hospital to another. And to keep you safe—from yourself. …” Triemert is being transported from the ER…

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Interview with Lynne Golodner

Energy and resourcefulness! Those are the two words that immediately come to mind when I think of Lynne Golodner, a writer, entrepreneur and champion of writers who want to move their work forward and get it out into the world. Lynne is a social media expert with a special niche for author branding. Her own…

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Tombstones and Trees in The Jewish Literary Journal

I was 44 when I bought a tombstone. It was a double, to stand guard over two side-by-side burial plots. This was not advanced planning or an attempt to lock in the space and price of prime cemetery real estate. I wasn’t following Midrashic advice that suggests buying plots when you’re alive and well. Neither…

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