inspiration for writing / memoir / showing vs telling / writing about memories

An Editor’s Comments Through the Process of a Memoir

This is part 8 of my series on “An Editor’s Comments.” These are actual comments I’ve made to clients, and are directed to their particular needs, so they are sometimes quite different than what you’ll find in a style manual or other editing book. I hope you’ll find these thoughts helpful! If you want to … Continue reading

humour / memoir / writing about memories

25 Things About Me–in 2009

How time does fly! Periodically on Facebook, people list “25 Things About Me”–and I just came across this list I wrote way back in 2009 (8 years ago). What’s changed since then? Let’s have a look! (And if you’re especially curious, there’s also a “30 Days of Me” list on my penandpapermamatoo.com site from 2011). … Continue reading

inspiration for writing / interviews / memoir / writing about memories

Downsizing, Simplifying, Passing Things On

I’m going through some old files of blog posts I wrote years ago on a site which no longer exists (Do you remember the GeoCities platform?). Turns out some of those old posts are truly “evergreen.” Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy this one! Oct 17, 2008 Downsizing, Simplifying, Passing Things On My husband is a First … Continue reading