What I Learned from Another’s Writing Retreat

Recently, my “I’ve met her in person” and online writing friend, Shirley Showalter, and my online writing friend, Kathy Pooler, reported in respective blog posts here and here about their Lenten plans as well as experiences at a writing retreat they attended. As I read their blog posts, I began to ponder anew my commitment to […]

Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse by Kathy Pooler | A Review and a Giveaway

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WINNER OF BOOK GIVEAWAY IS DOLORES NICE-SIEGENTHALER! Congratulations, Dolores. Watch your email for more information on receiving your copy of Kathy’s memoir. Nothing can rescue her until she decides to rescue herself Kathy loses touch with the faith she was brought up with as she attempts to find her way in the world, leaving her […]

What to Do When the Book You’re Writing Throws You a Curve

The drafting of my memoir began in earnest sometime the late spring of 2012. I had jotted down notes and memories plus digging through boxes of my mother’s personal papers for years. Folders filled with potential material for a book cover a work table. Now, here we are approaching late spring of 2014, two years later. […]

Using Sense Memory to Remember Story Details, A Post by Bryan Cohen on Memoir Writer’s Journey

A short time ago I posted here about triggers evoking memories during our writing. Last week on Kathy Pooler’s blog, Memoir Writer’s Journey, Kathy’s guest was Bryan Cohen, author of 1000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts , Stories and More. Bryan shared his thoughts on Using Sense Memory to Remember Story Details. Bryan’s post […]