Monthly Archives: June 2012

Characterizations

I’ve been reading about developing characters.  It seems that I can’t just describe a person but have to find some special way to write about a particular character that makes him or her stand out as different.  I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Checking the Internet

Now that I’m trying to beome the next great American author (ha, ha), I’m turning to the internet for information.  I have to find out more about writing memoirs and the internet has a wealth of material. Also, I need … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

I didn’t write anything new today.  Instead, I looked over the pages my sister-in-law commented upon and I think she’s right.  Most of the writing is my opinion of my in-laws and it wasn’t good.  I have to find a … Continue reading

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“Free” Workshop

I just saw an ad in the local paper about a free workshop for writers.  It meets for two hours four Sundays in a row.  I think I’ll check it out.  It can’t hurt.  I have nothing to lose and … Continue reading

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Disappointing First Try

I just finished interviewing my sister-in-law about her parents.  She gave me a wealth of information.  I sat down and whipped off two pages about my husband’s mother and father.  It included all kinds of info about their birthplaces, etc. … Continue reading

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The Restaurant Picture

I called the local historian for a picture of the restaurant and went to the local museum, but no luck.  The restaurant burned down in about 1975.  It was the most popular place for young and old alike to spend … Continue reading

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Research at the Library

Well, I went to the local libary to find pictures and information about my husband’s hometown.  I was successful with his grammar school, the busy railroad station, his church, and pictures of Main Street.  I’ve had those copied, but I … Continue reading

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