Monthly Archives: November 2021

Mid-Week Field Notes–November 24, 2021

Some very quick things: This week I’m working on a short article/personal essay, an opportunity that came up from a Facebook group. Last weekend I participated in three Amherst Writers & Artists sessions, generating at least five new poems for … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 47

For the rest of this calendar year, I’m pretty much putting #52snapshots aside to work on my dissertation. I’m still, though, jotting down notes into Evernote, reading memoir and about memoir, and engaging with other memoirists. I just won’t be … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–November 17, 2021

Some very quick things: I am announcing the launch of StoryScapes Studio! Two writing workshops start in January: Writing Family History (starts Jan. 9, 2-4 pm ET) and Memoir (starts Jan. 8, 11 am – 1 pm ET). Both are … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 46

During the last week, one more rejection came in for my paternal grandfather essay. I haven’t sent it out widely, and that’s a good thing, because revision is certainly necessary. Memoirist and Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA instructor Sue … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–November 10, 2021

Some very quick things: I’ve been participating in a twice-monthly Zoom gathering of writers to learn about author’s platform. It’s called the Writers Bridge, hosted by Allison K. Williams and Ashleigh Renard. Yesterday’s session was about creating promotional videos for … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 45

I’ve been reading a book my twin sister sent me about developing a shift in mindset for weight loss. One chapter struck me. It dealt with leveraging strengths. Years ago, when I was a director of marketing in Corporate America, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–November 3, 2021

Some very quick things: My recovery is going well. But I still tire easily and have trouble focusing on a computer screen. While I still have a lot of grading to catch up on, I’d love to carve out some … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 44

In the November/December 2021 issue of Poets & Writers, author Victoria Chang shares her journey in writing her new book, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, published by Milkweed in October. As part of her process, Chang collected … Continue reading

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