Repeat Performance: What to Do When the Book You’re Writing Throws You a Curve Ball

As I was working out a topic for this week’s post, I came across this one from May 6, 2014. Reading it, I am reminded that once more my memoir has thrown me a curve ball. I need to sort out what to do with this draft still waiting in the corner.The two curve balls came … Continue reading Repeat Performance: What to Do When the Book You’re Writing Throws You a Curve Ball

What Is Creative Nonfiction Anyway?

As my writing and blogging gained momentum, I would see the phrase "creative nonfiction" used to classify an essay which, to me, was clearly memoir, or a book similarly characterized. For the life of me, I could not understand the need for separation of the two.Until . . .I began to dig for an explanation … Continue reading What Is Creative Nonfiction Anyway?

Timeline Story: 2. First Contest Submission and the Writing Bug

This is the second post in a series sharing my Timeline Story, a look at the events, experiences and occupations that have contributed to shaping my business and writing life to the present. The first post is found at this link. As the days in elementary school began to pass by, I grew increasingly fond … Continue reading Timeline Story: 2. First Contest Submission and the Writing Bug

A Day in the Life | Marriage Proposals and Engagements (Episode #5)

On Saturday, August 15th, Bob and I celebrated 34 years of happiness together. Not to detract from that happiness but to share with you what a tough start we had, today's "A Day in the Life" post includes an excerpt from my memoir work-in-progress. Detailing the tension and strife filling the days following Bob's marriage … Continue reading A Day in the Life | Marriage Proposals and Engagements (Episode #5)

Timeline Story: 1. How It All Started

This post begins a series of posts sharing my Timeline Story, a look at the events, experiences and occupations that have contributed to shaping my business and writing life to the present. During what we call today the preschool years, it all started--with paper dolls. Yes, paper dolls. As you may have read in an earlier post here and … Continue reading Timeline Story: 1. How It All Started