People from total strangers to close friends often say, “It must have been cathartic to write the book,” or “It must have been sad to write the book. Did you cry a lot?” The answer to both questions is no.
Anyone interested in writing a family memoir would be well advised to follow Cherington’s progress in writing the book, as she allows the reader to do.
Writing with the idea that “nobody will ever read it” would have been crippling. After publication, after a lawsuit has been filed, it’s too late to retract.
When I was facing some stubborn obstacles writing my book, Lisa Romeo coached me through them and made me a stronger, more skilled writer. She teaches and coaches other writers as well, and writes delightful, touching essays herself. When she invited me to write a guest post on her blog, Lisa Romeo Writes, which gives “Tips, advice, andContinue reading “Lisa Romeo Writes”
I feel more than ever that one must just do good work, follow the bread crumbs, and enjoy the journey.
Writing groups are not only desirable; they are indispensable.
It is hard to write the truth.