Diane Patrick is a freelance editor and
writer who is in the business of helping
publishers, editors, agents, academics,
legal professionals, entertainers, and
business owners get their words out.
personal essays
Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with
activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others' lives
and I come back to my own with greater contentment.

-- Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, A Woman of Independent Means
Pen and paper have always been my best friends; as a young girl, I wrote poems, lists, letters,
everything! And as an adult I kept a journal; I still do. In order to keep it enjoyable, though, I
decided not to make a "rule" to write daily. Rather, I write when I have something I want to record.

Before I began keeping the journal, I wrote letters. Endlessly. To friends, classmates, and
especially boys whom I had crushes on. NO, of course, those never got sent! And since I’m so
sentimental, I kept all the drafts... and you can imagine how much fun it is for me to look at them
now! (Well, okay, sometimes fun tinged with horror.)

Often, my journal entries and letters merge and become essays. So in this section, I will be
sharing some of my essays--small and random chunks of my thoughts and adventures--and
hopefully you, dear reader, will get a smile out of it.
Woman Leaps From Job, Survives

Lost In the Veneto

The Boss From Heaven
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