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Blog-a-Palooza: My Sense of Humor

I have a very sarcastic sense of humor. I love memes and people who have the gift of making sarcastic comments that are funny without trying to be. To me, the best humor is done by those people who don’t try! Some of my favorite comedians are Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams (RIP!) and Alec Baldwin... Read more »

Blog-a-palooza August 2017: Hodgepodge!

There were so many good prompts for this blog-a-palooza, and I couldn’t possibly pick just one, so I decided to answer several of them because I love them all! “Write about a character or scene in a movie or book that affected you.” Most (well now all!) of you know about my love of  The... Read more »

Blog-a-Palooza: Cringe-worthy moments

Today’s surprise blog-a-palooza question asks us to recount a cringe-worthy moment from our past. Most of mine involve me saying something stupid and/or rude and then later regretting it. The worst time was in Oct. 2014 when a coworker and I were talking about our plans for the future and I asked her where she... Read more »
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Blog-a-Palooza: Fictional Character

For those of you visiting for the first time, welcome! My choice for a fictional character whom I’d like to spend time with is Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Ariel is and has always been one of my favorite Disney princesses (along with Aurora, but I thought Ariel might have a few more options in... Read more »

My Latest Dilemma

In writing a memoir, it’s inevitable that you’ll come across a dilemma at some point. My dilemma right now concerns whether or not I should use my doctors’ real names and physical descriptions. Most of them have been amazing, but there were two (who, for the purposes of this blog, shall not be named!) that... Read more »

Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

This has to be one of my all-time favorite memoirs. It’s a definite page-turner, and it’s incredibly well written. The most amazing thing of all is that the novel is actually being made into a movie later this summer!! It’ll be in theaters on August 11, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it! One... Read more »
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Choosing a Theme for a Memoir

One of the most important aspects to keep in mind when writing a memoir is choosing a theme. This is incredibly important because you want to choose something personal, yet at the same time, something that will keep your readers interested. For example, in my cancer memoir, I’ve chosen the medical aspects of my journey... Read more »

Memoir Review: The Burn Journals

Tonight I’ll be reviewing The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon. The Burn Journals is the true story of the author’s attempt to commit suicide by burning himself alive. Luckily he doesn’t succeed in his attempt, but the majority of the story focuses on his physical recovery, but there are of course many conversations surrounding Brent’s... Read more »

Rough First Drafts

In the writing process, it’s inevitable that all authors will experience the agony that is writing the first draft. Crafting the crucial first sentence can be crucial for writing a good piece; unfortunately, writing that first sentence is MUCH easier said than done! Rough drafts is an oh-too-real concept. With this particular memoir that I’m... Read more »
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Memoir Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Hello friends, and happy Friday! Tonight I’ll be reviewing the classic memoir Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I won’t give too much away for those who haven’t read the book, but I will write a general plot summary. The author reconnects with his old college professor, Morrie, by pure chance after more than a decade... Read more »