All posts tagged: THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS

Write On, Wednesday: Interview with writer Laura Munson

By Leslie Lindsay I am honored to have NYT bestselling author Laura Munson with us today as she talks about her memoir, THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS (Berkley Trade, 2011). She has graciously agreed to give-a-way a copy to a lucky reader!! Laura’s writing has appeared widely in various household publications, including The New York Times, Redbook, and O Magazine. She is also the founder of the Haven Writing Retreats. Without further ado, please welcome Laura Munson! 1)  Laura, thank you for taking the time to chat with us about your book, THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS (2011). While your story is no doubt an eye-opener, what do you believe sets it apart from other memoirs out there? LM: People tell me that reading my book is like sitting with a good friend, drinking tea, and sharing.  That is a result of many years of learning my craft and understanding why I write.  I come from a place of service.  I want to help people know they’re not alone.  I want …

Write On, Wednesday: New Year…Get Writing!

By Leslie Lindsay Welcome to 2014!!  Yay…I am so excited to begin a fresh new slate for writing.  Here’s what we have in store: Laura Munson will be with us next week discussing her memoir, THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS about turning 40, her failing marriage, horse farm, and being in charge of your own happiness. But there’s more: how is a memoir different than non-fiction? Her wring process, and her Haven Writing Retreats. And she’s graciously offered a give-a-way copy as well. Speaking of retreats…why not make one for yourself? We’ll show you how. Perhaps you’d like to attend a conference this year?  Feeling chicken? We’ll talk about why they are important, what you can learn, and so much more. How about those writing contests?  What are *they* about, anyway?  Notoriety, sure. Credentials…okay. But it’s also about getting your work in front of folks who *may* help you get to where you want to go this year–publicationland. Hint: it’s all about networking. We’ll talk, too about the best writing books and resources …