Guiding Lights

Notes on Craft and Process

The act of writing may be a solitary one, but the tools for navigating personal essay and memoir are meant to be shared with others. May these thoughts from our community of writers and editors help illuminate your path. If you have your own notes on craft and process, please send to Reprints are welcome, and we'll credit previous publications.


On Venues by Rebecca Lawton
The Puzzle of Books by Caroline Arnold
Journal On by Debra Celovsky
How to Become a Writer After Sixty: an Homage to Lorrie Moore by Alice Lowe
Borrowed Memories, Refigured Realities, & The Call of The Wild by Guy Biederman
How To Work With A Writing Critique Group by Barbara Shine
Walking Right by Jane Merryman
75 Words on Navigating an Essay by Rodney Merrill
Jesse's Tale: A Self-Published Adventure by Elaine Webster
Book Learning: Some Resources for Memoir Writers by Elaine Webster
Marketing Winners and Losers by Laura Shumaker
My Rules for Publishing by Maureen Eppstein
How To Work With A Writing Critique Group by Barbara Shine
What is Intermediate Fiction? by Dan Coshnear
What I Know for Sure by Pat Tyler
How I Cope Without a Marketing Monkey by David S. Johnson
A Little Bio, Please by Susan Bono
Enamored with Words by Alegria Imperial
Tangled, Woven Web by Rob Loughran
Selling Your Stories, Publishing Your Poems by Arlene L. Mandell
One Word after Another by Christine Falcone
Poets Guide the Way by Susan Bono
Thoughts on Rejection 2006 by Susan Bono
A Thought or Two on Writing Contests by Susan Bono