Happy New Year! Where did 2014 go? As is customary, or traditional, I should make a New Year’s resolution. I don’t even remember what I resoluted (made up word which I can do in a blog, right?) to last year, but honestly, I had a great year. One synchronistic event was the day I metContinue reading “HAPPY NEW YEAR! FROM SIN VERGUENZA “WITHOUT SHAME””

What Came First, The Book or The Book Proposal?

In my case, I needed to lay down the tracks; get the story or at least a first draft written. Fortunately, I noticed a weekend course being offered at UCLA on How to Write & Sell a Nonfiction Book Proposal, by Agent Betsy Amster and Leigh Ann Hirschman. I suppose there is no right orContinue reading “What Came First, The Book or The Book Proposal?”

On Ghostwriting

How does one write a ghost story about a ghost? Something without a skeleton or sinew or skin. In other words, if you’re writing about a person who doesn’t have a past, has forgotten it or doesn’t want to remember (anything other than the wonderful smell of berbere sauce and buhe bread), then you areContinue reading “On Ghostwriting”