Memoir Prompts: Ten Years, Consolidated

This is from my old writing teacher, Ellen Hagan. Take a decade of your life and for every year, write 3 items that defined that year—in 3 words each. Here’s an example for the year 2013, when I was 40. Adjunct of English/Applied at Staples/No Going Forward Making the items compact will help you focus… Continue reading Memoir Prompts: Ten Years, Consolidated


On Creative Distraction

I’ve always wanted to be a writer since as far back as I can remember. I made up theme songs for my stuffed animals at age 5, so there you go. I’ve wanted to be other things too, at various times in my life. A computer programmer. A rock star. A wandering vagabond (I realized… Continue reading On Creative Distraction