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…

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…