I recently had a conversation with a fellow writer about the conventional wisdom of needing to have a blog following to "build author platform." (I will always put that phrase in quotation marks. When I'm speaking, I use air quotes.) I advised him that it takes a big time commitment to read and comment on … Continue reading “GI Jive,” “Mairzy Doats” & #Tanka, too!
I've chosen this happy yellow photograph of wildflowers taken on a trip to Economy, Nova Scotia to express my delight in sharing my first-ever podcast interview! Blogging friend Rebecca Budd invited me to have a conversation with her about what is most dear to my heart after my family: writing. Rebecca and I had … Continue reading Another First: Interview on Tea Toast & Trivia!
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about genre. Several months ago, I began a genealogy/family history blog, "This Is Us: The Browns and the Moores, A Few Gauffreaus and Gustins" at http://genealogylizgauffreau.com. Much of the genealogical research has already been done by other family members, as well as research about the historical contexts in which … Continue reading What’s in a Genre?