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Becca Rowan

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Becca Rowan is the author of Life In General and Life Goes On, both collections of personal essays about crossing the border into middle age. She is also Executive Editor of Modern Creative Life, an online magazine dedicated to celebrating the magic of creative expression in our daily lives.

She performs as a pianist and as a member of Classical Bells, a professional handbell ensemble. Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, she currently lives in Northville (a suburb of Detroit) with her husband of 38 years and their two pampered Shih Tzus, Magic and Molly Mei. She is an only child, who is also the daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother of only children!

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Becca Rowan Read. When I don’t feel like writing, I read some of my favorite inspirational authors: Dani Shapio, Katrina Kenison, Anna Quindlen, Anne Lamott.…moreRead. When I don’t feel like writing, I read some of my favorite inspirational authors: Dani Shapio, Katrina Kenison, Anna Quindlen, Anne Lamott. Filling my head with their good sentences always inspires me to create some of my own.(less)
Becca Rowan As Dani Shapiro says: “Everything you need to know about life can be learned from a genuine and ongoing attempt to write.” I believe that, and it’s…moreAs Dani Shapiro says: “Everything you need to know about life can be learned from a genuine and ongoing attempt to write.” I believe that, and it’s one of the biggest benefits to my writing practice. The other wonderful thing about writing is the way it connects me to other people - through writing on the internet, and especially with Life In General, I’ve created so many new connections, and reinforced existing ones, by telling stories about life that are familiar to other women.(less)
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About 20 years ago I started keeping track of the books I read in a book journal, usually a 5x7 hardcover lined notebook. It wasn’t a particularly elegant system - I simply listed the title and author of the book, using a separate page for each month. If the book was a particular favorite, I might jot an asterisk beside it; if it was the second (or third or fourth!) time I’d read it, I would no... Read more of this blog post »
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