Writing Tip 17:
Writing in a solitary profession. Because of it, myths arise around writers. The most common one is that they are solitary loners who drink too much. The reality is that writers are a cross-section of population. Some are loners, some are gregarious story tellers at the local pub, some are troubled and some are pillars of the community. What kind of writer are you?
Writing Exercise 17:
Think of an event before you were 12 and write about it.
REFERENCE: Writing the Memoir from Truth to Art: A Practical Guide to the Craft, the Personal Challenge, and Ethical Dilemmas of Writing Your True Stories by Judith Barrington, Eighth Mountain Press, Portland Oregon