We all have a story to tell, but ah–how to tell it, that’s what keeps us at our desk, scribbling in our notebooks, looking for the scenes and moments that we carry in our hearts. Our job as memoirists is to translate what we know and remember to the page, to put images and wispy memories into language and story. Memoirists sometimes feel they have a story that ought to be easy to tell. After all, we know what happened in our lives and why we want to write about it. But this is where memoir writers struggle. A well-written story is more than “whatRead More →

One of the perks of the writing life is getting to meet other people in the writing world, people who seem to float in the refined atmosphere of writer’s magazines or who wear a nametag that says “editor” or “author,” but really we are all together in the dance of words. We all try to find our way to offer the world something that resonates, helping writers and ourselves coalesce images and sensations, memories and sentences into stories. Chuck Sambuchino is a wealth of information, and he is passionate about sharing it. He is an editor at Writers Digest, and the author of a justRead More →