A to Z April Challenge

During the month of April I will be doing a different spin on my memoir posts. It starts with a song. Each song will be followed by a brief essay that is evoked or inspired by that song. You might want to click on the YouTube link to hear the song as you read the piece I've written. Or you can listen to the song lyrics first and then read. Whichever way you choose, I mostly hope you'll read and leave a comment with your thoughts about my post. Thank you for visiting and please follow the blog if you are not doing so already.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

An Open Invitation

English: Mary Pickford writing at a desk
English: Mary Pickford writing at a desk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
           Since I'm away from the computer this week I'm going to keep this post brief.      

         Once again I'm calling on readers to sign up for guest posts.  If you have something memoir related that you would like to share on this space, let me know in the comments or email me at jacksonlee51 @ aol (dot) com.   I'll work with you in setting up a date.

         If you have a published memoir that you'd like to promote, I'd be happy to give you the space here to do that.   Or if you would just like to tell us about something that has happened in your life, relate a story about someone else, or offer ideas about writing memoir, I'm offering you an opportunity to do so on this blog.

         Guest posting is a great way to draw attention to your blog or something else that you are doing.  Everyone is invited to make a suggestion.   I love having guests over at Wrote By Rote.

         I hope to hear from you!

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P V Ariel said...

Hi Arlee,
What a great initiative is this!!!
Though you are away from your Computer, this brief note speaks volume. Keep up the good work. I am sure there will be a flood here LOL
Happy Weekend Arlee!
Keep inform

CWMartin said...

If I think of something worthy of your blog, I'll let you know. Any suggestions (beyond whats in the post, that is...)?

JoJo said...

I don't think I have anything interesting enough to share either. lol I wouldn't know what to write about!

Susanne Drazic said...

What a nice invitation, Arlee. I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend.

mathewnmn said...


I have a questions which will reveal my total newness to the topic of blogs:

Is it common for people to write memoirs (and pretty much strictly that) in a blog format? Have many well-known writers gotten their start in this manner? Are all the risks/pitfalls (legal and ethical) of writing on a blog the same as when publishing a book?


Arlee Bird said...

Mathew-- Thanks for stopping by and asking the questions. I've seen quite a number of blogs that almost exclusively engage in memoir while others will touch upon the topic at times. I don't how common it is to find these sorts of blogs but I'm sure there are a goodly number of them. I don't think many "well-known" writers have gotten their start this way, but more and more writers are becoming better known through their blogging efforts. I'm sure the legal and ethical risks/pitfalls are much the same as publishing a book. It's a good idea to be careful of what is said on a blog. If you can't say something nice then find out if you should say it at all in a public forum.
Are you or have you started a blog? I'd love to read what you're doing if you can provide a link.