Dear friends, I’ve heard that many people are becoming interested in writing during this pandemic, which makes perfect sense to me. I’d like to let those people know about my book True to Life: 50 steps to help you tell your story, which is a concise guidebook to personal writing: getting started, letting the stories out, keeping going.
I’m posting the first chapter here. Let me know if you’d be interested in more. If you’re blocked from replying to this blog – some are, and I can’t seem to fix that – please get in touch via the email address on the Contact page here. I’m available for coaching, editing, consulting, encouraging, teaching. Hooray for Zoom.
Everyone has a story worth telling, a saga worth listening to. Have you ever been bored somewhere when the dull-looking stranger nearby opened up and began to talk? I can still hear the man beside me on the plane who’d just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was afraid for his children; the woman at a party who dressed heterosexual men in women’s clothing for a living. (“They all think they have great legs,” she told me.) Flannery O’Connor famously said that anyone who gets through childhood has enough to write about for the rest of time. We all contain a universe of stories.