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 […]
I shared an office with a co-worker. When I arrived at work, I’d say hello, and sometimes, how are you. When he held up his hand and pointed to the first finger, my heart sank. “Well first of all….”
To much information. I was looking for fine, or could be better, not five short stories punctuated […]