Representing Bisexuality in Fiction

September 19-26 is Bisexual Pride Week or #BiWeek 2016 Disclaimer: This post might seem to come out of left field, but it is both relevant and important to anyone who writes fiction, or aspires to write fiction. It's also relevant and important to anyone who happens to identify as bi or…

Beating Writer’s Block: On Changing It Up!

An issue that is ALWAYS floating around writing groups is how to defeat writer's block. As long as there are writers, there will always be reasons for writers to struggle with actually doing the work. That's one thing that many writers forget when talking about issues which keep them from writing. There…

Writing Your Memoir – an eBook Resource

Writing Your Memoir Many of us have thought about sharing our story, but struggle with the execution. Who would want to read about me? What is worth reading about? It's time to kick those doubts to the curb, and start writing! If you enjoyed the Memoir Writing post series here…

Writing a Memoir: Lesson Three – Audience

Determine Your Audience We have talked briefly about how important it is to decide on memoir content and purpose, but you cannot escape the need to define your target audience. Every piece of writing from the ad on the bus stop bench to the poetry of e. e. cummings has an intended…

Writing a Memoir: Lesson One – Content

You have experienced decades worth of memories, stories, and events of your life to this point. The first step towards completing this almost impossible editing task can be accomplished during the pre-writing phase instead, you can save yourself work in the long run. There are five necessary elements that will help you to narrow…

Writing a Memoir – A ‘How To’ Post Series

So, you'd like to begin writing a memoir... Maybe it's something you've always wanted to do, or maybe it's something you've suddenly decided to consider after the passing of a loved one or other big life change. We've pretty much all heard of memoirs and are familiar with the basic concept,…