Writers left in the dark in the wake of Sandy’s destruction

Without power, but still with a job to do, writers joined other professionals fighting the forces of Mother Nature this week. Plus, a communicator reflects on the word ‘disaster,’ tips for National Novel Writing Month, and more.

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Writers with no power: With lots of writers being based on the East Coast, this week, a number of columns, blogs, and assignments were put on hold as everyone in the storm’s vicinity attempts to recover from Sandy. Among them:

Sandy inspires a reflection on words: Robin Hardman, a communications professional in Queens, contemplates how she came to view the word ‘disaster’ quite differently this week, and how we might better understand the power of a word if it’s something we live through.

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