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From time to time I blog about reading, writing, and loving memoirs...
Writing As Sculpture 1

Writing As Sculpture 1

I was struck today by how similar the writing process is to what I imagine the work of craftspeople who deal with tangible media like clay, wood or stone to be. I was brainstorming with a client of mine about her work.  She was in the place people I work with dream of arriving—a draft…

Write your memoir because it feels sooooo good.

Write your memoir because it feels sooooo good.

Why would I write a memoir? Want an answer to that question you’re asking yourself? I can hear what you’re thinking….      “I’m not famous, I’m not an actor, I was not born into a well-known family.”      “I didn’t set a record, save 10,000 refugees, or develop a cure for blindness.”  …

At What Cost?

At What Cost?

Eighteen blue, silver and white gift bags, stuffed with contrasting tissue paper lined the table. Each sported a number from 1 to 18. However typical it was of me to overdo things with gift giving, especially when it came to my boys, this was a milestone made grander by the medical ordeals my son Adam…

Write to Prime the Pump that is your Memory

Write to Prime the Pump that is your Memory

We all feel our memories are fading.  From an early age, our memories are selectively taking things from the ‘active’ file, shifting them to the ‘for later’ file, and sneakily moving details to the permanent ‘archive’ from where we fear we will never retrieve them. I’ve got news for you – the memories are there. …

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