Since Covid-19 I have been editing and producing memoirs for people, plus one crime thriller. I have found a fast, meticulous printer that I love. These projects have been very satisfying to work on. I can show you what they look like online. These have been an honor to work on.
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An inspiring project can be to walk the streets of your neighborhood and photograph the trees and gardens and whatever you find remarkable. Then write a journal entry about it.
During this time of quarantine several women have contacted me about producing their books. (They've been busy writing and completing projects). I've been delighted to help them. One is a family memoir, one is a poetry book, and another is a nonfiction book about being a forest ranger.
If you'd like help, let me know!
See Events page for new courses, one online for this time.
Of these three crime series, I like Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty best. Babylon Berlin is going to get mired in Nazism and cruel characters. A reader has to find characters interesting even if they are cruel as in Peaky Blinders. In Babylon they are often disgusting too. In Line of Duty I like all the main characters.
Reading Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, I am absorbed by his command of language. It seems 19th century, sometimes slow, but precise and illuminating.
In 2015 I was part of a program with those who knew Anais Nin and spoke about those experiences. Here's the video. If you click on the description, you can search for my name, but everyone else is awesome.
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The course on dealing with crossroads is launched. See the Events page for description.