MY BEST FRIEND taught me a writing phrase that I use every day. We’ve been friends now for, oh, thirty years. Since we were already hard-working writers when we met, and I use the phrase every day, that means I’ve employed it somewhere in the neighborhood of ten thousand times. And you know what? Every time I do, it gives me the ooomph I need to keep typing. [Read more…]
IT’S HERE. FINALLY. You think I mean winter, or fruitcake baking season, or the run-up to Christmas and Hanukkah, right? I don’t. Maybe I’m referring to prepare-to-get-onto-your skis season? Nope. Not that. Or, more to the point, all that plus this one other altogether totemic annual moment: that sleigh ride during which memoir writers are given ample opportunities to take notes. Get out your notebooks, writers: Your family is on its way to your holiday table. [Read more…]
I am so very excited to invite you to come join the just-launched memoir workshop I’m doing on the fabulous — as well as enormously-popular — website cafemom, where (with a little prodding from yours truly) it will be all-memoir-all-the-time. Why cafemom? Because I believe that writing what you know is the single greatest portal to self discovery and that moms, whose lives are rich and full, have unique and genuine insight into how the world spins. Come take a peek as we gear up, or register to join the free group class.