Never underestimate where memoir writing will take you. Read about one writer’s struggle to find her story.
Writing a memoir is not for the weak-hearted. There is crying involved. And sometimes, a good, stiff martini. Along the way this new book might also help: Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir.
I confess. I am a random thinker. I love to see where my mind will take me if I suspend logic for a few minutes and give in to what Stephen King calls “the boys in the basement” —all those ideas we keep locked up for fear they are too rowdy, too unconventional, too messy […]
Update: Through much soul-searching, this book has morphed into a different story. I closed down my Kickstarter account days after the campaign began, when I realized that there was a different story that I wanted to tell, one that I had to tell first. I will be talking about this new story on the blog […]
Pick up the pen. Just pick up the damn thing and write. Write about everything. Write about nothing at all (it worked for Seinfeld). Write about what chills you to the bone. About what breaks your heart. About what makes you laugh out loud. About regrets (are they still keeping that interpreter position at the […]