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Memoirs have become very popular. It used to be that a memoir was about a person's entire life. No so anymore. We have strayed from the dictionary definition. Today it can be for a short period of time, a few months or a few years. Joan Lundun has published a book covering the nine or so months that she was recovering from cancer, A Baltimore writer Barbara Morrison has written about a period in her life when she was on welfare. Sometimes the book is not really an autobiography but a…Continue
Posted on November 22, 2015 at 8:00am
Recently I heard a well known youth author talk about having an agent. He discouraged it. He feels that agents today do very little for you and that a publishing company does very little. Therefore, he encourages going directly to a publisher if you can be so successful, or publish as an indie. As a hybrid author, I think he may be right. However, I find that writing for fun keeps your brain operating, and creative thoughts moving along. Great to be living.
Posted on June 30, 2015 at 2:32pm
I have attended many conferences where speakers have repeated this advice. Write what you know.
I believe there is some truth in that statement. It's also what you feel most comfortable doing. Another good idea is to hang your story line, especially for children, on a historical peg. That gives you a good platform to begin writing. One of the stories I wrote years ago for Children's Friend magazine was from a historical tidbit about how George Washington's soldiers…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:14pm
One way to create excitement in your writing is to listen to the current news and add some of those activities to your story. If you have a writer's block, it will help get you back on track.
Posted on January 18, 2015 at 5:05pm