In late July of 1973, my dad woke me gently from my sleep just after 4 a.m., and immediately I sprung from my bed, slipping on my kid-sized khakis and a pair of fish-head sneakers before heading downstairs to the kitchen. There, he had just finished stirring some instant coffee in my Snoopy mug. The … Continue reading My Ocean at the End of Wye Landing Lane
Ch. 11: Memoir Writing
When Fire Reigns: Season 1, Episode 1 Published
On January 1, I set out to develop and publish an 11-episode podcast called, "When Fire Reigns." It's about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 and the mayor who died just three months later, reportedly by his own doing. Today, I published the first episode, just one day before the 115-year anniversary of the great … Continue reading When Fire Reigns: Season 1, Episode 1 Published
Life Story Strategies: Understanding the Difference Between Memoir and Autobiography
(Each week, I will be responding, in depth, to questions I receive on my Memoir Writing Group on Facebook. The group is free, and we focus on the art and craft of writing our life stories.) A few days ago, a new writer to our group, Billy, posed this query: "I have several ideas for … Continue reading Life Story Strategies: Understanding the Difference Between Memoir and Autobiography
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