BIG SHOUT-OUT FOR LONG-TIME PAL AND CLIENTMelissa Abrehamsen, who’s just signed with Siobhan McBrideof Serendipity Literary Agency. Ms. McBride will be representing Melissa’s YA Paranormal Romance, FORETOLD, in which a premonition pushes a cocky fortune teller’s son and a suicidal preacher’s daughter together to prevent a high school massacre.
Melissa writes, Jamie, you may not remember, but you were integral in helping me with my character arcs in FORETOLD—and with the underlying theme! Remember when we met in Mount Dora? That session was so good. Our ideas totally merged and magic happened!
THE NEW YORKER RECENTLY PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE titled, “Why Walking Helps Us Think.” Writer Ferris Jabr includes lots of historical evidence and fascinating facts to support this premise. I bet you could add your own empirical corroboration; I know I could. Time and again, when my writing gets stalled or my thinking gets stuck, my best solution is to don a pair of walking shoes and hit the trail. It’s almost crazy how reliable this method of unknotting mental knots has proven—for me, and for many, many others. In fact, a daily walk—on one’s own—is part of Julia Cameron’sArtist’s Way prescription for enhancing personal creativity.
Solvitur ambulando, St. Augustine said. “It is solved by walking.”
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, JAMIE MORRIS WILL CO-PRESENT a free webinar with business-writing coachCathy Fyock titled, “Writing for Your Business from Your Life: How Memoir Helps Readers Relate.” In this one-hour webinar, Jamie and Cathy will discuss memoir techniques business writers can use to make their topics more tempting.
This no-cost webinar will be presented on Tuesday, September 30, from 6-7 p.m., EDT. All you need is a telephone to participate.