Interested in writing memoir, stories from your life, or family history? I'll be presenting a free (and lively) talk on Tuesday 7/12 at Robbins Library, in Arlington, Mass. at 1:00. I hope you'll join us. This talk could help you get started or … [Continue reading] about Free Memoir and Family History Writing Talk
Are you having trouble figuring out how to approach writing your memoir, or if you've started it, are you baffled about how to make it "take off?" One way to think about possible treatments for your memoir is to take another look at those you’ve … [Continue reading] about How Do You Like Your Memoirs?
In life, when we talk to one another, we generally don’t declare our lines while standing at attention, our arms pinioned at our sides like exclamation points. We move around and we position ourselves in various postures, such as slumping, hanging … [Continue reading] about Include Gestures to Enliven Your Writing
Been enduring an unnerving spate of rejections to your writing submissions? You're not alone. Slide over to the Brevity Magazine blog to read about my own recent experiences submitting my work. The essay is called Sixth Sense Submissions, or … [Continue reading] about Is Your Writing Being Rejected?
I just had the pleasure of having my article, A Memoir Narrator Transformed posted on Women Writers, Women['s] Books. I hope you'll stop by and give it a read, especially if you write or enjoy reading memoir. … [Continue reading] about Memoir Narrator’s Transformation
If you're not sure if you've finished your manuscript, slide on over to the Grub Daily blog and see my post It's Done When It's Done. … [Continue reading] about When is Your Manuscript Finished?
You've heard that expression (which always sounded to me like nothing more than an utterly fatuous promise) that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear? I’d returned from the Muse and the Marketplace writers conference held earlier this … [Continue reading] about Who Let the Joy Out? Humph, Humph.
Author of several books, Carole Burns has taken a number of writing classes with me. But I can’t take credit for helping her with all of them. I only got to know Carole when she was working on her novel, Murder With Malice. It’s a mystery in which … [Continue reading] about Author Carole Burns Discusses Her Mystery, Murder With Malice
Margy Rydzynski and I have been colleagues and friends for years. When I met her for coffee last June, she had an unexpected question for me. Would I be her NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) coach? The worldwide NaNoWriMo challenge is held … [Continue reading] about How to Pump Out 32,604 Words in a Month