Why would my writing blog review a book about psychology—apart from the fact that I’m on a tear about narcissists, which is how I learned about Dr. Joseph Burgo’s new book, Why Do I Do That?, in the first place? (He's got a wonderful website, called, After Psychotherapy. Never been in therapy? All … [Read more...] about Get a Handle on Yourself and Your Characters
Interest in genealogy, family history, and memoir* is so intense these days it’s about time a book to guide writers working in these genres became available. Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing, an anthology edited by Carol Smallwood and Suzann Holland, is that book. … [Read more...] about Book Review: Women Writing on Family
It probably does. An editor finds the errors in your manuscript that you've overlooked—which happens if you've been staring at your words until your vision's blurred, and your forehead hits the table in front of you. Or, maybe you didn't overlook those errors. Maybe you made mistakes you didn't … [Read more...] about Does Your Writing Need an Editor?
As I've written in other posts here, I teach boomers and seniors to write stories from their lives. Our classes are moving, exciting, suspenseful, and a whole lot of fun—because that's what the stories the students write are. My Legacy is Simply This When new students tell me they have this … [Read more...] about Seniors Write Stories from Their Lives
I teach memoir and life story writing. Reading my students' stories has given me a peek into the lives of those who've fought in wars or made ends meet on the home front; and of little girls who wandered along wooden floors in an old dime store, accompanied by the slightly sour aroma that emanated … [Read more...] about Writing Stories from Your Life
Some of the most useful, powerful, and perhaps lesser known resources I recommend to my students who are working on memoirs, life stories, and family histories, and use in my own memoir writing are listed below. They include electronic and hard copy resources. Let's continue the tradition of … [Read more...] about Must-Have Memoir Writing Aids: Updated 2018