Archive of ‘Writing’ category

Life after Facebook

I went on Facebook with the understanding that publishing houses demanded that writers who wanted book contracts must do social media. It was a struggle for a while as I figured out how Facebook worked, and once I had that nailed, searched for a way to use it that satisfied the unconventional me. Not that […] Read more…

Free memoir writing workshop

I’m holding a free workshop on writing memoir on the closed Facebook group, The Memoir Connection. It’s happening this Sunday. If anyone is interested, please go to my FB page, Sydney Wayland Smith, and PM me for a link to the group. Online workshop: Date: this Sunday, 23 July. Time: 10am to 2pm. Place: the […] Read more…

Resistance and writing memoir

Resistance is part of the writing life. I’m always scared before I dive into a new manuscript, or the redraft of an old one.   For me, resistance before starting a novel and resistance before starting a memoir are different. With a novel, it’s like setting sail on a vast, empty ocean. I have to […] Read more…

Why I Self-Publish Short Memoirs

Why do I write short memoir pieces and publish them on FB and in my blog?   * I like the spontaneity. An idea comes to me. Sometimes it happens suddenly. Sometimes, two or three ideas roll around in my mind for a few days, then come together and I’m ready. I write, I edit, […] Read more…

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