A Day in the Life of a Writer, memoir, the craft of writing

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Getting started on your memoir

When you want to write a memoir, it’s difficult to know where to start. You hear people discuss themes, and character arcs, and think, “I just want to tell about my life. Just start at the beginning, y’know?” Yes. And no. Where exactly is the beginning? And the beginning of what? A memoir is not… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: Getting started on your memoir

A Day in the Life of a Writer, the craft of writing, Writing

A day in the life of a writer: character development

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr. (The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.) I’ve been struggling with my heroine’s over-arching goal. I keep tangling external goals with internal ones. My critique partner pointed out that the one I had was too “do-able,” adding, “I… Read More A day in the life of a writer: character development