DIY memoir, a memoir based on crafts. These memoirs are either historical, the author looks back and says, wow, there is a pattern here, I can construct a book around that pattern. OR the writer picks up a craft on purpose and as she creates each item: the cupcake, the sweater, each recipe in the cook book, she uses those projects as triggers and organizing memes for each chapter in her memoir.
Either approach can be very effective. And on first reading: easy.
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Welcome to our on-going interviews with Cool Authors, Cool Books
Katy’s debut novel, Elizabeth’s Landing has won First Place in Fiction in the 2013 “Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book Awards.”
Katy discusses her self-publishing journey and advice for Newbie Writers
Publishing too early is tempting. Full control, and the siren song of the book in readers’ hands, can lead to shortcutting the revision process. I don’t feel that’s the case with Elizabeth’s Landing, although there are always things I could have done differently.
The main disadvantage to self-publishing is having every decision and job on my shoulders, from cover and … Read more
Read this if you are overwhelmed by the competition
Do you log onto Goodreads and gulp?
Did you walk into Powell’s or Strand and think, there is too much here, I can’t compete, look at all the books!
Do you not even focus on Amazon because that A to Z thing is too much to consider.
You are not alone. We all feel the immense bottomless universe of which we’ve signed up to become a part. It’s like dangling over the half blown section of the Death Star. It’s like walk through Times Square and realizing that everyone in this … Read more
Kristine Smith’s new book, Rules of Conflict, was released January 26.
I however, read the first in the series, Code of Conduct because I like to start at the beginning. And I’m glad I did.
Code of Conduct Introduces heroine to Jani Kilian, her hybrid body, past relationships and an elaborately coded new world:
After an accident, doctors repair Jani using the most advanced Service Medical technologies available, or so they assured her. In the last days of the idomeni civil war, she escaped their homeworld of Shèrá, and spent the next 18 years on the run.
But someone like … Read more
The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Rutanya Alda
The Mommie Dearest Diary
In more than five decades of acting, Rutanya Alda has appeared in a multitude of film, television, and theatre roles before and after Mommie Dearest, including The Deer Hunter (Oscar for Best Picture, 1978) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and lives primarily in Manhattan.
Ms. Dunaway has famously ended interviews immediately when asked about the film, leaving fans to wonder what happened. Now, in this very private diary, Rutanya (“Carol Ann”) delves into the … Read more