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6 Steps for Getting Your Memoir Done

How do you start a book? A better way to put it would be, how do you eat an elephant? One page (or bite) at a time. Writing a book about your life is a daunting project and I’ve known some writers who started taking memoir workshops with me ten years ago and they still […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Writing|6 Comments

Just Do It! You Can Write a Book This Year!

Today’s interview guest is Michelle Brovitz (pen name Alanna Christine), who has just published her first book, the memoir, How I Got a Horse Out of a Toilet and now resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Michelle and I met over five years ago and she’s the one who convinced me to go to my 20th […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Creativity, Writing|1 Comment

How a Southern Baby Boomer Overcame Conditional Family Love

Thank you so much fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi for your book review this week: Who Will Polish the Silver by Marie Land Avery of Raleigh, North Carolina. Laura also lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Why I Teach Memoir

 Memoir teaches us to look beyond ourselves at the same time writing down and honoring our past takes us inward. During this journey, we start seeing patterns and we making connections that invite compassion and empathy towards others. We reflect upon our lives and decisions. We create a legacy.

 

I want to help others preserve their […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Creativity|0 Comments

Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll Featured Book Review

Book Review

Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll by S. Barton Cutter and Megan Cutter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.” –Rumi

To create a memorable classic love story, you need to feel the love through the lens of unique characters. Barton and Megan Cutter’s joint […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Write Your Emotional Truth

The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr begins with a traumatic childhood memory of fire, the town sheriff in their home and a doctor asking seven-year-old Mary to show him her marks. Mary Karr remembers this moment vividly, but she doesn’t remember everything that […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Why I Teach Memoir

I teach memoir because I want to help others remember the past.  I want others to preserve their memories so no one’s left wondering what happened? Writing down the past provides a link, like a rope between the past and the future. Some people want to capture their stories to give something real and tangible […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Workshops|0 Comments

Alice’s Upcoming Workshops

Alice Osborn's new slate of 2010 workhops
By |January 10th, 2010|Workshops|0 Comments