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Genre Tropes: Your Story’s Menu

You and your friends enter a restaurant, hungry and looking forward to a good meal. The name of the restaurant is La Toscana. You are dreaming of a good meal of crostini, gnocchi, and maybe even [...]

The Power of Our Words

We all know a photo is worth a thousand words. So did Dorothea Lange. She used her photos to do the heavy lifting that writers do with words. The work is always to tell a story, stir emotions, [...]

Tips for Writing Memoir

Memoir is not an autobiography but rather a selected aspect of a life. No event in your life is too small, but the details are important. There is a universality to memoirs. Honesty and [...]