WANT TO BE HEARD? Of course you do. My advice? Write an op-ed, one of those opposite-the-editorial-pages pieces that you read every day, learn from, and sometimes pass along to your friends and family. Writing one is easier than you think. Want to know how?
Look at today’s newspaper. It’s the best teacher there is. In my newspaper, the Times Union, there is a fabulous teaching example today. It illustrates my unshakable belief that memoir is territory, and that the borders of that territory are your areas of expertise.
Today’s piece is by Michael Brannigan, a faculty member at St Rose College, a local (to me) Catholic school. Brannigan’s topic? Physician-assisted suicide. His point of view? His own, and it’s a fine read. Read it, learn from it, and rock the world with your own piece written from your own area of expertise.
Want to know more about memoir and territory? Listen in today to a teleseminar I will be hosting on the National Association of Memoir Memoir Writers. For more on that, click here. Can’t come along today? Don’t worry. Check out the NAMW site at your convenience to hear it again.