The Road to Remembering

The Road to Remembering: How Do You Recall Accurate Memories for Your Memoir by Mary Carroll Moore- author, artist and teacher. My writing is fictional history based upon research of my family beginning the mid 1860s. It’s not actually memoir, but memories, places and events play a huge role in the story line. Books threeContinue reading “The Road to Remembering”

Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List?

Hi to my followers and friends. Once again I am inspired by author, teacher and artist Mary Carroll Moore after reading this weeks blog – Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List? Mary’s thoughts on writing regularly help keep me on the right track as I pursue my writing and publishingContinue reading “Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List?”

Alchemy of place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere – by Mary Carrol Moore

Alchemy of Place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere Morning: writing at my sunny desk. Task: revise a stubborn scene. Advice from recent feedback: bring more tension and emotion into it.Sunshine in our New England autumn today is no help. In my fictional scene, it’s chilly rain in the northern mountainsContinue reading “Alchemy of place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere – by Mary Carrol Moore”

Why bad things sometimes make good stories

Once again I am indebted to blogger, artist and writer- Mary Carroll Moore for her recent post – Why Bad Decisions Sometimes Make Good Stories I have been stuck in a place where I haven’t felt inspired to move book 4 of my historic fiction series to its conclusion. But, after reading Mary’s blog, IContinue reading “Why bad things sometimes make good stories”

Rest Breaks for Book Writers–Feeding the Inner Artist–and When to Get Back to Work

Hi friends. I am away from where I write for a couple of weeks visiting my 92 year old mother. She needs me at the moment, and I need to get away and return to being a daughter. Mum and I have talked of many things including our health, the clothes we used to sew,Continue reading “Rest Breaks for Book Writers–Feeding the Inner Artist–and When to Get Back to Work”

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personal a blog by author, artist and teacher, Mary Carroll Moore I’ve always loved this quote by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: “The most powerful strand in memoir is not expressing your originality. It’s tapping in to your universality.” That’s confused a lot ofContinue reading “Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl”