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« The Shapes of Memoir | Main | What Does It Take To Be A Writer? »

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mernitman

Well, here's five:
What does it mean to "write your life into story"?
What specific kind of courage does a writer need?
What do you consider the most challenging part of the writing process?
How does your book differ from other books on creative writing?
If a writer could take any one piece of advice from your new book, what might that be?

Meanwhile, all my sympathies re: the home stretch of your revisions. Mine took the form of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages of Grief (see current post).

Barbara

Mernitman - Thank you! Those are terrific. I'll send them off to NWL.
Our comments crossed in cyberspace. I just left one on your post. (Blog envy over those five stages!)

lorenstephens

Everyone has a story to tell and most people think, "If I just had the time" I could do it. But what they miss is the craft part. What are the five characteristics of well-crafted writing?

So excited for you. Cant wait to get a copy. Will recommend to my students this weekend at the Japanese National Museum to look for your book in the Fall. Give our my email to publicists lorenstephens@attglobal.net. You go, Barbara.

Kathy Sena

Barbara, congrats! When will we be able to pre-order it on Amazon?

Kathy

Barbara

Loren - That's a great question. Thanks the address for the email blast.

Kathy - Thanks for asking! I just checked and yes, it can be preordered - $10.17 (list price is $14.95) According to Amazon it's available August 28th.

Linda Hunt

Dear B. How wonderful your book is being re-published more appropriately. A case of what should be, actually coming to pass. I'd love to have another copy or two of three. I hope it feels good to have it out of your hands and in Memphis getting ready to be re-born. A possible question: Is this a good hands on book for beginning writers trying their hand at memoir? Why? xx Linda

Barbara

Linda - Great question, thank you! And thank you again for the book quote - which is much appreciated by my new publisher.

denise

Dear Barbara,
I'm so thrilled about your book. I keep my copy of the first version next to my desk at all times. Because I know pretty thoroughly by now what's inside, sometimes just glancing at the cover is enought to get me started writing.
As for questions:
How is it that one small book can address the process of writing both fiction and non-fiction?
Do you think the amount of courage required to write a memoir is also necessary to write a novel?

Barbara

Thank you, Denise! Great questions.

Destini

The similarities beeewtn my son and I just prompted me to write about my own inappropriate childhood in Apple Meet Tree . I hope my experience coping with the negativity in my youth can help him in similar circumstances. Read about it here and tell me what you think:

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