Writing Without Offending?

October 8, 2012

Last week, I got a question from a reader, wanting to know how I work around concerns about offending others, or how I decide what lines I will or won’t cross when I’m writing: I enjoy writing, and used to blog, but I’ve quit blogging for exactly the reasons you talk about. I was too […]

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Memoir Worthy Memories

July 9, 2012

I read memoirs, or listen to people telling stories and I always have the same thought: How on earth do you people remember all this stuff? No, seriously. Even before having a kid seemed to sap all my mental faculties, I NEVER remembered my memories in such detail, if at all. I have vague, hazy, […]

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Writing the Story of Me

August 18, 2011

I’ve been thinking about the story of ME a lot lately. The chapters and characters and plot devices that have gotten me to this point. I know the book of my life is still being written, but I’ve been contemplating the preceding chapters a whole lot. I’ve toyed with writing some of the stories, but […]

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Writer vs. Blogger

August 11, 2011

I’ve never considered myself a writer. Either in passion or practice, I’ve never felt like I could lay claim to that title. Maybe it’s because I have such high regard for the work of a writer. I’ve spent my life surrounded by words–first as a reader, then as a student, and now in my adult […]

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Playing in the Breakers

June 28, 2011

All of a sudden, everyone on the beach is standing up and looking out toward the ocean. The waves have been crashing hard all morning and I wonder if they see the boat responsible for the monster waves, or if a surfer has had a bad wipe-out, of if someone is being sucked under by […]

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