MidLifeBloggers MidLifeBloggers is an on-line magazine featuring writing, art, photography of bloggers, both men and women, who's work speaks to the full spectrum of the midlife experience. MidLifeBloggers doesn't talk about How-To; it shows How We Are. The site is professionally edited by an experienced journalist/writing teacher, and part of our mandate is to mentor and instruct those who are just beginning their writing careers.

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Wanted: The Single Person’s Life

Apr 5, 2015

I was totally taken with this idea of the Single Person's Life, which emerged as a full-blown vision.

The Oaks at Ojai

Mar 16, 2015

This is a tale of two spas Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up. Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up and how that manifested itself when she visited two spas several decades apart. Or it’s all of these. You decide. In the early ‘80s on a Valentine’s Day weekend,...

Scene from the “Who Gives A Shit” File

Jan 27, 2015

INT. DAY. SKECHERS SHOE STORE, SHERMAN OAKS GALLERIA. The shop is empty except for an OLDER WOMAN, the customer,  and TWO 20-SOMETHING MEN, the sales staff. The woman is carefully examining the shoes on display. The young men are hanging out at the front of the store talking and rearranging shoes in the display window....

You’re a Writer Looking to Move into Major Publications? Get Started at My Writers’ Workshop

Oct 23, 2014

Sign up now for Jane Gassner's Writers' Workshop, Part II: Blogging & the Business of Writing

Dear Dairy…

Oct 14, 2014

That's when I realized that for me, writing is a performative act; it requires an audience. In some ways, that seems a bit creepy to me.

Words Writers Can Relate To…

Sep 21, 2014

  The action is over at JaneGassner(dot)com….come visit.

How I Earned My Wrinkles, by Anne K. Bardsley

Sep 17, 2014

“Come on in, sit down. Can I get you a cup of coffee?” I could almost hear Anne Bardsley saying that to me as I read her new book, How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause. In fact, I could swear midway through I could hear her offering to pour me a glass...


Sep 13, 2014

Today I changed my Twitter handle from @MidLifeBloggers to @Jane_Gassner.

Introducing JaneGassner(dot)com

Sep 8, 2014

I’ve been a professional writer for almost forty years and in that time, my work has become scattered all over. Some of my earliest pieces are radio news stories, which exist, if at all, on rickety tape cassettes that I’ve carried with me over the years. My feature magazine articles are in the archives...

Write Right Tutoring

Aug 31, 2014

You’re a newly minted high school graduate or a mature student going back to get your degree. Either way, what makes you nervous about your college days ahead is the idea of all that writing you’re going to have to do.

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