So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
Showing posts with label Peggy Millan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peggy Millan. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Quote for Today
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

I love this quote because I have come to realize the truth in it. Our worst enemy is self-doubt. Glenda Beall

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Home from the Fair

I got home tonight from the Book Fair sponsored by the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund. It was fun and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting friends I'd not met face to face such as Celia Miles and Peggy Millan. Gwendie Camp and Cheryl Dietrich do a great job with the Candy Fund. A couple of years ago I recommended JC Walkup for their board and she and her delightful husband, Bob, were assisting everyone and buying books. JC outbid me for a nice big basket of interesting stuff. Penny Morse, JC's cohort in the publishing of FRESH, the literary magazine, stayed busy as a volunteer for the Candy Fund.

The room was packed with authors from as far north of Asheville as Boone, NC and as far south as Hayesville. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with most of them.

In the coming weeks, I hope to write more about each one. Tonight I am tired and ready for bed, but will have photos to share later.

Come back for more about the writers and poets who gathered to support the Candy Fund and to sell a few books.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I read a good post by Jackie Lee Miles on A Good Blog is Hard To Find
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jackie gives great advice about characterization. I have saved this to refer to when I attempt my next piece of fiction. I enjoy taking a prompt like the ones I receive in my Inbox almost every day from Peggy Millan.

When I don't have time to work on that prompt that day, I save it in an e-mail folder so I can always find something handy to prick my sensitivities and provoke me to write. Whether I write fiction or non-fiction or poetry, the prompts in my arsenal help me overcome my writer's block.

Our classes at my studio in Hayesville, NC - Writers' Circle - is prompting writers and those who want to be writers to get out their pens and keyboards.

Mary Michelle Keller's class at Writers' Circle beginning Wednesday, May 19 and continuing for the next two weeks, involves a bit of genealogy and a bit of writing. The class is filling and space is limited. Anyone who plans to take the class needs to contact Mary Mike now to give her time to do the research needed before the day of class.

Soon we will add Paul Donovan as one of our instructors. Look for more on his classes in July or August.