• November 2017
    I love the learning you have shared with us here. I've had, and am having, the same experience with my memoir which I've been working on for years. And like you, I have decades of life experiences that simply weren't falling into a theme or...
  • June 2016
    Great prompts and exercises! Thanks so much. Going to try them all.
  • June 2016
    What a treasure trove of clear, specific and helpful information for promotion for a book. I'm not there yet but will make sure I keep this post for when the time comes. Thanks for sharing.
  • June 2016
    This was most helpful, thank you. What resonates the most with me, as a first time memoir writer, is how fragmented my attention is at home. I love the idea of a solid week away from all my responsibilities. It is definitely something i will...
  • June 2016
    Great advice. I, unlike Kellen, like to know I'm not alone in the struggle of the journey that is writing a book. And I found parts of myself all through her article. Thanks so much.
  • June 2016
    This is so helpful, thank you. Such a good thing to know.
  • March 2016
    I've been working on one for about four years now. It's very slow growing as the insight involved keeps morphing as I continue to live the story. Now I think the insight or point of it is solid and the challenge for me is to how to tell the story;...
  • August 2015
    I've discovered that unlike so many writers I know who overwrite their first drafts, I tend to underwrite. It's as if i've got to get the bare bones down before the muse vanishes. Then I go back and feel the places where I need to set the scene,...
  • December 2013
    I, too adore Anne Lamott. Her self-effacing humanness and humor always takes my breath away. How she manages to be simple and profound in the same phrase is always a marvel to me. Bird by Bird is one of my bibles. Thanks for this great blog post.

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