In my last entry, I mentioned some short pieces I've written in the past year. One of these has been published in The Head & The Hand Press's Bible Belt Almanac, an anthology of writers grappling with questions of faith and religion. And in my short memoir, "What I Learned in Sunday School," I definitely have more questions than answers.
Memoir is a genre into which
I've been sticking my toe. I've been reading lots of them (whatever I
write, I start as a reader first), and participating in Creative Nonfiction's
#cnftweet Twitter challenge (tell a true story in the space of a
tweet). I took a short workshop with Beth Kephart (who is now offering multi-day retreat workshops in writing memoir), and I've been exploring this territory more and more.
haven't given up on novels, however. I've always liked variety: I've
published short stories, short nonfiction, a nonfiction book, novels,
and even a couple of poems. Writers tend to get known for one form or
another, but many of us write various forms. There are so many options.