By the way, some other juicy nuggets I learned/got reacquainted with at the Antioch Writer’s Workshop (I want to write these all on my whiteboard, but I’d run out of room): We write what we don’t know we know. “All first drafts are shitty.” (Anne Lamott) What sort of writer would I be if I wrote every day? Time is … Continue reading

Character Motivation

This past spring I attended the New York City Pitch Conference and pitched my memoir to four editors and agents. I successfully got the interest of one editor from St. Martin’s Press, and he requested the manuscript. He loved the writing, but said that memoir is hard to sell right now. It has to be either really unusual or really … Continue reading