How to Know if Your Memoir Is Boring — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

What happened to you was powerful—but will anyone else want to read it? And which events from your life go in the book, anyway? Do you need more backstory? Or more action? Is the reader going to get it? The foul-mouthed creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon know the answer. You might […]

How to Know if Your Memoir Is Boring — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo — The Unapologetic Bookworm

Good morning, everyone! I can’t believe that it’s already the first of November! Today is National Author’s Day, which is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of your favorite authors. Here are a few ideas for how you could celebrate National Author’s Day… Set aside some time to read a book by your favorite […]

National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo — The Unapologetic Bookworm


Cooking, Writing, Baking and Quarantine

The Covid19 virus has given us all more time to think and try out things we have not done before or at least not done in a long time. I have always loved to cook and sometimes bake. Lately I have been wanting to cook and bake more. I was very surprised that when I went to the grocery store that there was little flour and no yeast. It appears that a lot of people are baking. And they are not alone. I too have been thinking about baking more and trying some recipes in the cookbooks sitting on my shelves. Even though my recent attempt at cookies and muffins did not turn out well I’m still eager to do more. Now I just need to find some yeast.

I am curious to know if others are cooking or baking more and what. Did you learn to cook as a child or is this new? If you have children are you teaching them? I would love to hear your stories.


On Being a Writer Who Wanders — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

By Mary E. Fiorenza I have many unfinished writing projects. They often nag me, like my mother used to nag me about chores. The goal of tidy and done makes a certain kind of happiness — at least for certain people. Each of my unfinished projects has taken me places. I walked miles of sentences, […]

On Being a Writer Who Wanders — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog