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Point of View: Writing with Hats and Movies

Did you know that each time you sit down to write a story you’re using “Point of View?” Well of course you knew that…but nobody really likes to think about it much because it gets confusing–and all like “high school English-classy” 1,234 more words


Life is much better when it is a musical

IN THE early days I pined for home. So I invented a rhyme and I would chant it.

H-O-M-E, home is where I want to be. 127 more words


All the Tiny Places I Have Lived

I am someone who needs my own space. And if I’m feeling a certain kind of way and I can’t get my own private space, I at least need to be in a quiet space with few people. 1,194 more words



This post is a verbatim transcription of a diary I wrote during a family excursion to a number of landmarks around Zimbabwe. This, the first of two, records our trip to the southwest of the country taking in the Matopos, the Gwaai River and Hwange. 1,702 more words


Is the Sun About to Shine on Memoirists?

There’s a healthy market for a tell-all memoir,” says Trish Todd, executive editor of Simon & Schuster, which two years ago started a self-publishing option, called… 142 more words


Martin Short’s Big Fat Funny Autumn

This post originally appeared on Rolling Stone.

Martin Short is having a bit of a moment. His memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, 1,407 more words

Updates on the Pie Book

I’ve got 3 complete-ish chapters. My new goal is 5,000 words per week, or roughly one chapter per week. I hope to have a completed rough draft by the end of February. 196 more words