Peter Gibb

Peter Gibb

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Greetings from Molokai, Hawaii

Greetings from Molokai, Hawaii

                                                                Wendy and I on Molokai, HI Greetings, blog friends and memoirists, from Kalaupapa Valley, Molokai, Hawaii. This is just a chat to let you know where I've been and that I'll be back. The picture says it...

What Makes a Memoir Great. Part 3.

What Makes a Memoir Great. Part 3.

photo credit: Pixabay.com What Makes a Memoir Great. Part 3. Theme. In parts 1 and 2, we talked about the necessity for a memoir to have an engaging story and engaging characters.  In part 3, I draw your attention to the essential nature of "Theme." A strong theme is...

What Makes a Memoir Great? Part 2

What Makes a Memoir Great? Part 2

photo credit: pixabay.com What Makes a Memoir Great? Part 2 This is the second in a series about "What makes a memoir great?" There are many things that can make a memoir great. Or lousy. In this series, I'm trying to outline what I consider to be the HEADLINE...

What Makes a  Memoir Great? Part 1

What Makes a Memoir Great? Part 1

What Makes a Memoir Great? Part 1 photo credit: Pixabay.com  The question itself - what makes a memoir great? - is highly subjective, so I invite you to weigh in, agree or disagree with me. But over the next few weeks, I'm going to propose a theory of memoir. I'm...

Dancing with fear and excitement

Dancing with fear and excitement

Skye Hillgartner of Bloomsbury Books, and the author Before reading, Ashland 2.16.17 Creativity is a dance of fear and excitement. There I've said it. What I've experienced and known for a long time, but never fully acknowledged - even to myself - before. Example I'm...

Waking into mindfulness. How do you start your day?

Waking into mindfulness. How do you start your day?

photo credit: "https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image Waking thoughts When I woke up this morning, I didn't want to get up. Not that anything horrendous awaited me. Not that I was sleep deprived.  Not that I was depressed.  Not that it was unusually cold outside or...

Reflections of a neophyte book marketer

Reflections of a neophyte book marketer

Memories: One of my dominant memories from growing up was how often I thought I had arrived at the top of the mountain, only to discover that just across the ridge was ... the next mountain. I graduated from elementary school. Across the ridge?  Middle school, of...

Write what you want to learn about –

Write what you want to learn about –

     Write What You’re Curious About My first writing instructor told me I should “Write what you know.” It sounded like good advice.  I followed it. I wrote a lot of boring material. Deeply snooze-worthy stuff. I went for long periods without writing at all. Talked...

I will miss that man

I will miss that man

Farewell's are a time for sadness. And a time to savor sweet memories. I will miss his big smile. I will miss his big heart, his hope and his optimism. I will miss his eloquence, in words and deeds. I will miss the inspiration I felt from him.  I will miss the feeling...

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