New DIY MFA Article on Friendship as a Literary Theme, Plus #WesleyWednesday on Twitter


(NOTE: Due to this week’s DIY MFA post, the weekly blog post will go live on Thursday, November 3rd.)

I’ve been meaning to write a case study on friendship for my DIY MFA column for a while. And why not? Friendship has the power to change people’s lives in amazing ways – in real life, and in the stories we read. In fact, literature has shown us not only the ups and downs of these relationships, but also how they often defy boundaries such as age, race, and gender. And I couldn’t think of two better books to use as examples than Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, because both explore this theme masterfully.

Click here to read “A Case Study on Friendship as a Literary Theme.”

What in the World is #WesleyWednesday?


You might recognize this feathery figurine from my Writing Spaces and Rituals post back in August. Severals readers commented on Wesley, which got me thinking… I’d been looking for ways to make social media more fun, especially with all the negativity that’s on there right now. So I figured, “Why not give people a reason to smile by tweeting something cute and ‘fluffy’ occasionally?” 🙂

If you’d like to catch that weekly cheer, hop over to my Twitter page on Wednesdays at 9:15 AM Eastern for #WesleyWednesday, where I’ll share a random photo of Wesley. I also retweet the photo in the evening so the PM crowd can join in.

Speaking of which, any suggestions for future #WesleyWednesday photos?

9 thoughts on “New DIY MFA Article on Friendship as a Literary Theme, Plus #WesleyWednesday on Twitter

    • Hmmmmm. Wesley and I will need to have a conversation about that. He’s a happy-go-lucky owl, so he likes to take life as it comes, so to speak. 😉 But I’ll keep that idea in mind for future #WesleyWednesday photos. Thanks!


  1. I can’t wait to read the post Sara! The novel I’m working on for NaNo actually centers on a friendship, so I look forward to helpful insight 🙂
    Also I love the friendship in both LOTR & the Book Thief!
    Ooh, not sure what I’d like to see Wesley do next… Hmm… Perhaps, see if engage with other woodland creatures? Or in his ‘natural’ habitat? I’d also love to find out what his favourite book is, movie is, etc.
    I’m loving Wesley Wednesday so far!
    Stay well, my dear 🙂

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