I’ve been writing a memoir for a few years, and thought that it might be fun to share. My method of writing this book is to present each chapter as a short story or vignette, with a connecting thread.
The fun of a memoir is that it can begin at any point in your life, […]
The new year is a springboard of possibilities. As the coming year approaches we often take stock of ourselves, our goals and accomplishments, and where we might have fallen short.
The freshness of a coming year encourages us to step forward with renewed energy and focus. I don’t mean diet and exercise, although I strongly […]
An interesting event is taking place in the month of November. It’s National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo). There’s a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Now, 50,000 words isn’t really enough for a novel, but it’s a very good start.
Although November is always a busy time for me, I’ve […]
Writing groups can provide valuable insight and ideas. As writing is a solitary endeavor, a writing group can also offer social stimulation, coaxing you away from your hermitage.
But what does a writing group do?
Every group is different. Some are genre specific, others are open to all forms of writing. Some writers are looking […]
Surrounded by more than one hundred like-minded individuals, captured by the air of excitement, I attended the 11th Word on the Lake Writers Festival. The line-up of presenters was impressive, the workshops, and panel discussions informative.
Writing is a solitary endeavor. When I feel stuck or low on energy, my solution is to take pen and […]
I’ve been writing about memoirs lately, and encouraging folks to give it a try. If it seems too daunting, it might be helpful to treat your memoir as a series of short stories with a connecting thread.
Or, just write short stories. The charm of a short story is, of course, that it’s short, and […]
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