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Red Room Blogs on the Topic "My Work"

This week, Red Room asked you to blog on the topic of "My Work." Many of you responded, writing heartfelt essays about your work and your lives.

We've chosen one special writer who blogged to showcase in next week's Blog Topic of the Week email. You'll have to wait until Wednesday to find out who that is--his or her identity will be revealed in the email itself! You won't get the email unless you're a Red Room member--so if you haven't joined yet, please click here. It's free.

It was a tough decision because there were some great entries. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Author Mindy Lewis writes a moving account of her painful path, littered with dozens of entry-level jobs at which she failed, to becoming a successful, published, and acclaimed writer and writing teacher: http://www.redroom.com/blog/mindy-lewis/life-inside-my-journey-work
  • Member Phibby Venable's poem about working at the cotton mill in the small town where she grew up is a vivid account of her complex feelings about labor and freedom. http://www.redroom.com/blog/phibby/an-opening-in-a-small-town
  • Member Jitu Rajgor offers a profound perspective on his path to becoming a writer that will make you think about your own path and why you're on it, while also offering a charming glimpse into his daily life as a doctor in India: http://www.redroom.com/blog/jiturajgor/my-work-my-karma

    Lots of authors mused about the career path of the writer:

    Many bloggers are editors and writing coaches, available for hire, and wrote about how they came to choose that work:

    Many blog entries defied categorization, but were touching windows into people's work lives:

    And finally, it wasn't surprising that many writers were currently hard at work on their books or writing:

    You can read all the My Work blog posts here. I hope you'll choose your favorite, and leave a comment letting the blogger know why you enjoyed it. As we mentioned, we picked one great blog post to showcase in next Wednesday's email as a surprise, so look for it in your inbox.

    Huntington W. Sharp, Editor, Red Room