Write Your Way

Interview with Stephanie Vanderslice: The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life

I have a special guest interview today – Stephanie Vanderslice is talking about her Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life*. Bio: Stephanie Vanderslice was born in Queens, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Albany. In addition to her most recent book, The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for the Rest

Ted Neill shares about his experiences at a Kenyan orphanage

Ted Neill and I are talking about his memoir, Two Years of Wonder today. A little introduction to Ted: Globetrotter and writer Ted Neill has worked on five continents as an educator, health professional, and journalist. He is the founder and executive editor of Tenebray Press. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Recovery Today,

Carma Spence Talks about Public Speaking Super Powers (book)

Welcome, readers. I’d like to introduce you to Carma Spence. She’s visiting here today to tell us a bit about her new book, Public Speaking Super Powers.* Bio: Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is a self-confessed “geek who speaks.” She is fiercely committed to supporting people who are introverted, shy, possibly even

Review of Your Book Starts Here by Mary Carroll Moore

Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book by Mary Carroll Moore Reviewed by Lisa J. Jackson (This review was first published in the Fall 2012 issue of NH Writer, the newsletter of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project.) In Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your

Grammar-ease: Using ‘than’ and ‘then’

I’ve done quite a few double-takes in reading the past few months over two words that sound similar, look similar, yet have quite different meanings: than and then. Than is used for comparisons; then is used for sequences in time. For example, which term is correct in each of the following? I have a lot

When You Feel Like Quitting… Consider This

You work hard toward your writing and business goals. You spend time on the big picture and getting daily tasks done. You make strides, you celebrate milestones, and you continue working and building your dream. But there are hiccups and stumbles along the way. And sometimes, whether it’s a bad day, a tough client, a

Grammar Tidbits: Those Words That Are Spelled the Same, Sound the Same…

As I’ve been writing lately, my fingers have been coming up with their own spellings of words that pass spellcheck but aren’t correct. And, voila, today’s post was born! What are the words called that are spelled the same but sound different? How about the words that sound the same but are spelled different? What

Grammar-Tidbits: Proved vs Proven

Today is for those times when you’re not quite sure if you want to use ‘proved’ or ‘proven.’ Both prove and proven are formed from the verb prove. Here are the usage variations: Present tense: prove Simple past tense: proved Past participle: proved Irregular past participle: proven Correct usage examples: He has proven his case. He proved his case. She proved he

Memoir Writing: Interview with Shelley Armitage, Author of Walking the Llano

(This is an edited transcript from a live chat with Shelley Armitage at The Writer’s Chatroom on Jan 22, 2017.) Moderator Lisa Haselton (aka Lisa J Jackson): Welcome to The Writer’s Chatroom. Our mission is to present fun and educational chats for readers and writers. Let me introduce our guest, Shelley Armitage, author of the memoir, Walking the