YOU CAN HAVE all the training in the world, and yet you begin each day of writing with a feeling of starting from scratch. Sound familiar? It does to me, approaching the desk each day as I do with a combined sense of wonder and fear. “Where’s this going to go?” I wonder on the best of days. On the worst of days, the voice asks, “How in the world are you going to get this thing started?” This question really thunders through when the issue is how to shape a book. D’Arcy Fallon is the writer to get us both going, and her straightforward approach is her gift to you to use forever. Read on to find out how and to win a copy of her perfect book. [Read more…]
THE ROLE OF MEMORY in writing is simply one of the most compelling topics there is for memoirists. And then there is the topic of marriage, by far one of the top subjects I read about in my classes. But what happens when you combine the two topics in one lesson? Something magical, I assure you. Taken together, there is no writer whose voice I’d rather hear on those subjects than that of Jay Ponteri, author of Wedlocked. Read on to see why.