Touchstone Workshop- 2 Part Series

Touchstone Workshop- 2 Part Series

You have a strong desire to write a book. Nervous, yet excited, you begin. But then it happens—one day you wake up to an internal voice that asks, “Who do you think you are to write a book? And who would ever read what you’ve written?” Does this sound familiar? So...
The Editor Gets Edited

The Editor Gets Edited

Yes, when an editor authors her own works, she must be edited too. And that’s where I sit today: going through the editing process with my first memoir. As an editor, I must admit that having someone look at my writing as opposed to being evaluated for how I’ve...
Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

How much thought do you give to the impact of the words and phrases you say to yourself and others? As a writer and editor, I think about the words we use—a lot! Not only written words, but also the words we use in conversation, whether in self-talk or with others....
Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

What does it mean to write the in-between? Until quite recently, I coached writers, especially those working on memoirs, to “dig deep.” I encouraged them to get to the heart of their stories and those core experiences and truths. To take us into their learnings,...