illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Patience & Persistence

Although I’ve decided not to call my memoir Tenacity is my Middle Name, my middle name still is “tenacity.” As members of the Oregon Historical Society, Gary and I received … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

abundance of resources

The screen-writing class I mentioned in my last post is, as anticipated, stimulating sharper attention to scene-setting. No, I don’t expect to make a movie of First-Born Daughter, but I … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Multi-tasking: putting learning to use

I posted nothing in September: I’ve been busy writing. I mentioned womensmemoirs.com recently, after my submission to the food memoir/recipe contest was selected for their forth-coming e-book collection. In addition, … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · Leave a comment