Outlining a narrative arc and creating composite characters helped make the memoir of veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang a success.
Edie Jarolim is a writer and editor living in Tucson, Arizona. Sign up on this blog to get updates about her humorous tell-all/memoir, GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All.
How do you write an honest memoir without hurting members of your family? Liane Kupferberg Carter offers how she tackled the issue in Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable.
A radio segment, a Tent Talk at the Tucson Festival of Books, and recording an audio book version of Getting Naked for Money. Read how they’re related.
Judith Fein’s memoir, The Spoon From Minkowitz, was missing a key element in the first draft. Here she tells us what it was–and how she resolved it.
Author Anna Redsand discusses how she found a way to organize To Drink from the Silver Cup, a moving memoir about reconciling her faith with her sexuality.
Tucson is losing one of the great supporters of the arts and defender of the animals as well as an innovative restaurateur and all around great guy. Thanks for all you brought to so many, Pat Connors.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, travel editor/writer James Durston and I discuss the ethics of accepting free or deeply discounted travel. Are comps the price of doing business in a profession where the pay is low and travel pubs don’t foot the bill, or are they temptations no self-respecting writer should succumb to, no upstanding publication […]
Today I’d like to introduce a conversation between two far-flung colleagues about the role that comps play in the travel industry. We’re using the term “comp” — noun, verb, and adjective — to cover press trips/junkets, free or discounted meals and accommodations…anything that gets travel writers and editors a rate that’s different from that of the general […]
Book sale! I wanted to end this year on a high note, and what’s more appealing than a book sale (well, besides world peace)? Yes, I’ve reduced the price of Getting Naked for Money on Amazon from $15.99 to $10.99. Get the bargain while it lasts — until January 1. In 2017, well…who knows? This is a sure thing. Why […]
Dear 2016, It’s official. You’re the worst. The election was bad enough. Now you take Carrie Fisher, too? You’re deplorable. Lots of my early icons died this year. David Bowie. Muhammed Ali. John Glenn. I was saddened by their departures, for their roles in my past. But Carrie Fisher was supposed to be part of the future, a […]