Generosity

Generosity

I’ve been mulling over the topic of generosity lately, dear writers. Of the writers I meet, there is a particular set of worries I want to address. I can’t tell you how many people I meet who don’t want to start blogging, hire a coach, or promote their material online...
Why You Can’t Get Your Book Done Alone

Why You Can’t Get Your Book Done Alone

If you’ve got a book in your heart that is NOT on the page yet, this blog post is for you. As you know by now, I’m a huge believer that anyone who has a story living inside of them MUST write that story—or find some other way to perform it for other people (on stage,...
Truth vs Fact

Truth vs Fact

I’ve been a teacher my whole adult life. At eighteen I was teaching Sunday school. Then I went to college and got a B.Ed in English and theater. I taught ESL for eight years, high school English for two, several college classes in various institutions, community...
The Notable and the New

The Notable and the New

I am bubbling over with excitement. First, you may have heard that the book I edited with Susan Tive, Beyond Belief, was named on The Washington Post’s Notable Nonfiction list. Susan and I are so very grateful that others are finding the volume we all worked so hard...
Why Memoir?

Why Memoir?

I’ve been talking with and coaching memoir writers—many of them are published now—for about a decade. Before I embark on a project with an author, I always ask this question: Why do you want to write this story? I ask the question first of all because I’m a therapist....

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