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.
Sometimes setbacks can fuel our writing. The story of one writer and what she learned about empathy when she had a medical scare.
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 […]
I was that kid. You know, the one who watched and listened and stayed inside her head? I paid attention to things that shouldn’t have been on a 10-year-old’s worry list but were. The sensitive child. I fretted that the Russians would drop the atomic bomb and destroy all life on the planet, including our […]