"After reading Fast Times in Palestine, I believe you'll conquer this new genre, Pamela! Among other things, you're a terrific storyteller. I look forward to reading your next book....I hope you enjoy the freedom fiction allows…"
"Maria, I totally agree with your post! In fact, I've posted the first chapter of my book on my web site as a free gift for my readers who sign up for a pre-publication discount. It's my way to thank my biggest supporters, build…"
"Done! Took seconds...Very important we each do this!
Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's first chapter about a beggar in…"
"I used to be a political consultant. I'd tell my clients: "The only thing you'll get in abundance during your campaign is free advice." Then, I ran for office myself and experienced just how true that…"
"Ellen, how have you "married" your personal story with those you are reporting about? And how have you created a narrative arc within your journalism?
Tricky stuff! I'm curious how others reading this thread have…"
"<<Can you tell us how being a journalist helps and hurts as you work on your memoir? That's my background, too. >>
Ellen, I'm interested in your experience with this. You are very clear about how memoir…"
"Brilliant blog! I approach my memoir from the perspective of a journalist. (I'm writing about my experiences in the Middle East with Iraqi and Palestinian refugees.) Powerful scenes and people, but I know my weakness is in my…"
"Wow, what great ideas in these comments! I confess, I'm a disorganized paper scrapper who spent this last week combing through piles of cocktail-napkined notes looking for some interview notes. (Turns out, I'd transcribed the…"
"Yep, that's me, too! Master Procrastinator. Tricks I've tried that (sometimes) work:
1. Sign up to read at my writers group. Even though it's 2 weeks away, I usually don't start that new chapter until the…"
"Steve Martin said you can get a clean read only once from someone, so giving your ms with no notes to bias the reading is smart! However, can you go back to your readers and ask them to comment on the issues you thought your ms might…"
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