WRITING FROM THE HEART is one of those phrases that people use and use again and, it seems to me, rarely stop to think about. It’s what I call a shingle phrase. You know, as in a roof shingle? It patches and connects, but merely blocks the light. What does writing from the heart really look like? To me, it looks like the work of Monica Wesolowska, the author of Holding Silvan.
You will remember Monica. She was featured here in the Writing Lessons column asking the reader to explore how asking yourself a tough question – or a series of them – will propel forward your work.
This time she is at the great StoryShelter in an interview that will further inform you on how to write memoir.