Happy New Year from Writing Is My Drink!

Happy New Year, Readers!

So many new readers have begun following Writing Is My Drink in the last month that I wanted to post a special welcome to you and to share some Writing Is My Drink news with all you long timers as well.

The blog Writing Is My Drink began in 2010. I wanted to write about writing, but not in a general way. As a memoir writing instructor (for the University of Washington’s Professional and Continuing Education department), I had become very interested in the experience of the emerging writer and the process of finding your voice as a writer. So along with posts that offer writing advice and author interviews, I began writing about my formative experiences as a writer here under the category Theo Finding her Voice.

WIMD 34A year or so later, I had the idea to write a book based on the stories I was writing about in those early posts (taking a class from Frank McCourt, getting over my biggest block ever, to name a few of the experiences). And so Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) was born and is now–thanks to Simon & Schuster- for sale in bookstores and online. Yay! Writing Is My Drink offers a more in-depth version of my story of coming into myself as a writer and also writing activities designed to help you to discover your own voice. Here’s a link to a new review of the book on Shelf Awareness.

 

Other resources for new and established readers of Drink:

So welcome all you new followers and thank you to all you loyal readers from years gone by, and a happy new year to you all! Let’s have a great year of writing, community, and inspiration in 2014!

Love,

Theo

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One Response to Happy New Year from Writing Is My Drink!

  1. Julie Luek says:

    I’m one of your more recent followers and already have your book on my “wish list”. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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