"Memoirs are just one form of word delivery. It’s all inquiry, expression, a search to connect. To honestly recognize our mortal selves in others." Marc Nieson (Schoolhouse) A few weeks ago I thought Steven Petite was spot-on in explaining that the distinction between genre and literary fiction is based on the kind of experience the reader… Continue reading On Blurring Genres and Other Divides
“Recovering my fluency in Kansas things, I talked recipes, quilts, and weather with some people, books and poetry with others. I met populists and democrats, poets and farmers, Lutherans and agnostics, and a lot of people who not only loved where they lived but had chosen it.” Tracy Seeley How to be at home “How… Continue reading Tracy Seeley on choosing to love where we live
Have you read a book that compelled you food to sample the food described, or tasted a new cuisine to enrich your understanding of a story? I went to Tibet with Sabriye Tenberken...
Published writers who blog about the writing life are a great resource for those who hope to be published. Click here to access my series about writers who blog about writing. Meet Kathleen Pooler, a retired family nurse practitioner whose hope-inspiring memoir will be published on July 28. Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse will be available… Continue reading Meet Kathleen Pooler: a Memoir Writer who inspires Hope
I am pleased and privileged to introduce you to one of my new favorite authors, Shirley Hershey Showalter. I encourage you to read her memoir Blush: a Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World, to gain insight into the Mennonite culture and the values it instills in its members-- generosity, kindness, empathy and a commitment to living well… Continue reading Meet Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: a Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World
Not only is Richard Gilbert an accomplished writer (author of Shepherd: a memoir) and a writing instructor (at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio), he also publishes a blog which can help you learn to write better. Intermediate and advanced writers of creative non-fiction can learn to write more engaging, thoughtful, readable prose by subscribing to, Richard's instructive blog for writers… Continue reading Meet Richard Gilbert, author of Shepherd: a Memoir
Want to know what it takes to become a writer? Ask a writer. Everything I know about writing, I learned from writers. Everything. During the next few months, I'm going to introduce you to four writers who blog about their writing life and share their journey toward becoming a writer. Today I'm introducing Sherry Mathews. Sherri has worked… Continue reading Becoming a Writer: Introducing Sherri Matthews