How’s This for a Belated New Year’s Resolution?

I’ve just posted my first note with Substack. I hope you’ll follow me. I’ve been enjoying so many other Substack writers that I’m going to post there for the most part, and occasionally, here on my (old, previous) WordPress blog. Take a look. Love and Cheers, Linda Summersea

Discoveries Upon Re-reading My Manuscript

I’ve spent the past few days re-reading my memoir manuscript from start to finish. This time I wanted to focus on experiencing the manuscript as a reader would, while watching for any needed edits in sentence structure, punctuation, tone, and voice. In the past, in addition to my developmental editor’s work, I’ve done seven (eight?) […]

I Said I Wouldn’t Spam You

I meant it. But this year’s posts have few and far between. Priorities I’ve stuck to? Querying agents for my coming-of-age memoir. Taking writing classes via Zoom. Attending monthly writing group meetings. Exploring other writing formats—namely, Flash Non-Fiction. Oh yeah, and writing in my journal at least every other day. The hard work? Relocating from […]

Frank McCourt was my Inspiration

About once a year, I do a Google search for Noah Adams’ NPR interview with Frank McCourt so I can hear McCourt’s lovely Irish voice and once again, be inspired. Why was is Frank McCourt my inspiration? Because it was after hearing NPR’s 2009 interview with Frank McCourt, that I knew I wanted to write my […]