By following the five steps, you can get unstuck and get your story told.
AS A MEMOIR COACH, I hear and read lots of stories and, as a result, I love to listen. I do it all day for storytellers as part of my job. I do it for my family, to the dog (of course) and to my students, whose tales need shaping, and whose work always begins with someone listening to their pitch. [Continue reading]
READING IS A TEAM SPORT, one that takes a village of people in which we pass, hand-to-hand or by word of mouth, the books we love. I had two books literally pressed into my hand this week, both gifts from other readers. And then there are those I … [Continue reading]
HOW MANY PEOPLE do you think are in therapy because of you? Oh, I’m sorry. Did you just spit your tea right onto the computer screen? I know. I had a similar response when the question was posed to me, and in my case it was under non-writing … [Continue reading]
SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE in high school who said things like, “Well, I’m sure someone will dance with you if you wear that dress.” She ended the quote with the kind of broad smile that looked like scenery more than it resembled reality, but you … [Continue reading]
AS A MEMOIR COACH, I work with clients all over the world, teasing out their stories, reading whole manuscripts, restructuring works, performing content edits, serving as a writing coach, cajoling next sentences/paragraphs/chapters from eager … [Continue reading]
THERE IS LOTS OF MEMOIR NEWS this week and, at least according to me, all of it is good. The New York Times has announced a new weekly column in the form of an essay on a topic that is long overdue for examination. There are new books coming out in … [Continue reading]