Soapy memoirs

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Go online or visit your local bookstore and you’ll find a variety of memoirs. The genre is on the rise and we’ve seen many stories, such as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, hit …

Apple of my eye

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For the past several months, I’ve been giving writing workshops to children. Every Sunday afternoon, students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 learn about formatting essays, figurative language and other …

Blast from the Past

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Some of my early writing, I’m talking childhood, is embarrassing and not at all noteworthy. I don’t know why I’ve been holding on to it but last week, I got …

Mass appeal

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When someone doesn’t like your memoir “What if someone doesn’t like what I wrote?” asked a participant in my memoir writing class last week. That’s just it – not everyone …