editing activities / Learning activities / my reading / Writing activities

Weekly Update and Finding My Passion

A week ago I made my update list of my writing and publishing related activities of the previous week–and forgot to post it. Then, thinking I had posted it, I deleted it to the Recycle Bin. Today I was starting my list for this past week, and suddenly realized I’d not posted the previous week’s update. … Continue reading

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Using Real Names in Memoirs

(Note: This post is part of my “Advice From an Editor” Series, and is an example of actual advice I have given my editing clients.) Writing memoirs has become a very popular activity–and some authors tend to dash into it with great enthusiasm, but not always with careful consideration of how their intriguing “tell all” … Continue reading

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Back to normal life

Summer is pretty much over, and we’re having lovely early fall weather these days. My “enforced vacation” due to my fractured elbow is over (though I’ll still be working on some soft-tissue injuries for a while to come), so my life is getting “back to normal” — well, my normal, that is! Some folks would … Continue reading

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What’s New In My Left-Handed Life

What’s new in my left-handed life? Although it’s slowed me down, it hasn’t stopped me! In the past couple weeks: Learning and reading: – reading personal essays in various journals such as The New Quarterly, Glimmer Train Stories, and Geist magazine, and ordered a book about writing personal essays, because it’s a genre I enjoy … Continue reading