Coming soon…

What are the issues a writer faces when sitting down to write?

In a series of blog posts starting next week, I’ll address some of the questions I’ve had to ask myself in a lifetime of writing — as a journalist, author and blogger.

Questions like when it’s appropriate to change the names of people portrayed in a memoir. Or how to write about sex without qualifying for the Bad Sex in Fiction awards. Or whether it’s okay to use fictional names when writing oral history.

november 2013These are just a few of the issues that have been on my mind in recent weeks. If there are questions you’ve asked yourself when facing the blank page, I’d like to hear from you. I hope this blog will generate some interesting discussions.

— Meg Bortin