“It’s not what happens in your life but how you write about it.” —David Sedaris, Master Class: Storytelling and Humor I watched David Sedaris talk on Master Class the other night. I got hooked right away when he said that everything is funny—eventually. David Sedaris Lately, I’ve been feeling preoccupied with the complexity of…… Continue reading Writing with Humor
Why Do We Write?
Reblogged from September 16, 2012 I attended the book signing this past August. Farther Along, written by my friend and mentor, Carol Henderson, which tells the stories of thirteen mothers (she is one of them), a bakers dozen as Carol points out, who had lost children at various ages. I was prepared to cry. I…… Continue reading Why Do We Write?
Looks like I have started my own tradition. I am posting Happy Lasagna Day on my Blog during Thanksgiving week for the third time since 2016. That year, my husband and I chose to spend Thanksgiving alone. Last year, although we enjoyed a traditional turkey meal with my daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids, I posted Happy Lasagna Day for…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Tradition
What was my Memoir really about?
It has been two years since my book was published on November 6, 2018. Shortly afterward, I wrote this for She Writes Press Blog: Download What was my memoir really about? November 2018 By Marianna Crane This guest post was written by Marianna Crane, author of Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers. Marianna…… Continue reading What was my Memoir really about?
Writing advice: Anne Lamott and Toni Morrison
This past Saturday, I watched Anne Lamott on a webinar sponsored by Book Passage. She spoke from her home for three hours, sharing her wisdom on writing. She shared titles of books that might help with writing: Stephen King, On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft Walter Mosley, This Year You Write Your Novel Abigail Thomas, Thinking About…… Continue reading Writing advice: Anne Lamott and Toni Morrison
The Story Behind the Message
I first posted “The Story Behind the Message” in 2017 before my memoir was published. Now as I work on my second book, this post remains as relevant to me as ever. Writing for me doesn’t get easier, Molly. ******************************************** Rearranging my bookcase, I came across a book with the following inscription: This is the…… Continue reading The Story Behind the Message
The story that I wrote almost thirty years ago was chosen as a finalist from 200 submissions to Carolina Woman Writing Contest. Debra Simon, editor and publisher of Carolina Woman magazine, decided that this year she would include a list of finalists. Lucky for me. Thank you, Debra Simon and Carolina Woman magazine, for selecting…… Continue reading The Cat
Handpicked by BookBub
My Ebook, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Remembers, has been handpicked by BookBub from thousands of titles to be featured Tuesday, as one of their .99 EBook deals! Click here to order from Amazon.
She Writes University Classes–Free Until May 31
I am happy to pass along a gift from my publisher, She Writes Press, plus SparkPress. Together they are offering free She Writes University classes. Timely since we, writers/authors, are sequestered in our homes because of COVID-19. I, for one, will be happy to learn something new while taking a break from thinning out my…… Continue reading She Writes University Classes–Free Until May 31
Wonderland Book Club
Last Friday I discussed my book, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers at the Wonderland Book Club, which was held at a local independent bookstore. The audience was quite engaged and we shared discussions not only of my book but of the status of nurses, problems within the health care industry in…… Continue reading Wonderland Book Club