Editing is one of my superpowers. It’s not as flashy as scaling skyscrapers or similar, but it does come in handy.
When my space and work is well-organized, so too is my head.
Have you dreamed about recording a parent’s story? Or about writing your family’s history, and the path it took over the decades—now, while your grandparents can still tell you what they know? How about documenting the history of a company you built up from nothing, or recording the life of a long-beloved family home? This is where a personal historian comes in.
Darien Gee is a Big Island writing dynamo, and acquaintance, whose new novel Friendship Bread (Ballantine Books/Random House) comes out April 5, 2011.
“America Writes Home” is a website with a wonderful collection of some existing pre-1920s letters, giving a flavor of that time before iPhones and email.
My favorite is the part about the writer who put up a slideshow on his Facebook page. It showed famous people reading his novel.
This is a funny, timely, small-town story that came in Christopher Kimball’s email today.