A lone pigeon sitting on a fence.

A Natural Memoir

Nature as promptEver thought about using nature as a memoir prompt? Our life stories connect with nature on many levels. We remember storms and freezing days and thunder that seemed to bore right into our souls. I wrote this memoir in 2020, on a cold February weekend.Great Backyard Bird Count of 2020 Pieces of ice fall out of the sky. …

Photo of preface of a book.

Writing is Hard

I read comedian Amy Poehler’s 2014 memoir Yes Please over the holidays. It was interesting to see that her preface included some insight into how much work writing is. “Everyone lies about writing,” she says. “They perpetuate a romantic idea that writing is some beautiful experience that takes place in an architectural room filled with leather novels and chai tea.” …