At a reading/booksigning for Read My Hips at Barnes & Noble.
Do you have a dream of writing your story and sharing it with the world — but you’re not sure you can?
I know how that feels. A few years ago, I was working in a law firm in New York City. I used to think I’d die with my writing inside me, exhausted by the day-to-day grind of keeping a roof over my head. Then one day I made a decision — just like that. I knew I was born to be a writer, and I wasn’t going to wait any longer.
I bought a second-hand laptop on eBay. Then, I started writing my
The day the galley copies of Read My Hips arrived.
memoir, thirty minutes at a time, in the office lunch room. Tappity tap-tap, come hell or high water, at lunchtime I got my writing in (and a turkey sandwich, too). When one of my co-workers would wander in and ask, “What are you doing?” and I’d respond, “I’m writing a book”, I usually got a skeptical, sideways glance. But that was okay. The only person I needed to believe in me was me.
I’m sure glad I decided to start.
So how about you? Isn’t it your turn to live the dream?
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I review key aspects of the writing process, including characterization, plotting, theme, focus, point of view, editing, and revising. Plus, I’e added extra information on the business of getting published and ways to get your story read.
Celebratory tattoo, Las Vegas.
When I’m not writing or teaching at Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City, I work as a social media steward to small businesses, marketing agencies and authors.