Demolition Operation

Deconstruction and Reconstruction of My Memoir

Memoir Writing's Toll. Memoir writing is often a long and arduous journey. Sometimes it takes a toll on the writer in a variety of ways. There is the debate over what family members will think or do. The writer questions the truth of what he/she is writing. This questioning brings into consideration just how much … Continue reading Deconstruction and Reconstruction of My Memoir

Casting the Spotlight on The Dan Diaries by D.D. Marx (including Guest Post and Giveaway)

With my recent interest in writing fiction as well as nonfiction, I may from time to time post reviews of fiction works and guest posts from fiction writers. Today represents the first of these posts. I hope you enjoy it. Today I'm pleased to spotlight The Dan Diaries, the fourth book in The Beyond Series by … Continue reading Casting the Spotlight on The Dan Diaries by D.D. Marx (including Guest Post and Giveaway)

Have You Ever Considered Giving Up Your Writing?

Maybe you've come across some of the posts asking the question: Have you considered giving up your writing?

In recent days and weeks, I've come across several posts, both blog and on Facebook and Twitter, asking similar questions. My blog plans have included this topic for some time, but the increased interest moved this post up on my editorial calendar.

Five Ingredients Memoir Writers Must Have

Ingredients, you say? Writing a good, perhaps great memoir requires a map or recipe. Any good recipe has a combination of ingredients which in the end equal what the cook hopes to present to her dinner guests, or in terms of memoirists, what we want to present to the reading public. While I've been resting and healing these past … Continue reading Five Ingredients Memoir Writers Must Have

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