Thursday, June 25, 2009

it's Brenda, not Barbara

First off, thanks to everyone who came to Writers Inspired. Yesterday's appearance was by far the most successful stop on my tour. The unexpected endorsement from Lululdotcom on Twitter certainly helped. I can't wait to find out who wins the signed copy of Faking It! Come back to the site just to check out all the great conversation that took place in the comments. I just love when readers ask questions!

Today's appearance is at the brand new website of Brenda Bartella Peterson. Brenda has written an inspiring book about the twenty most important values that shape our being, and she accompanies each mini-lesson with her own powerful stories. Learn all about her while you're there, and check out some of her own writing!

My guest post is a lesson in memoir, straight out of John Trimbur's The Call to Write (my rhet-comp friends will smile at that!). Among other things, I speculate what kind of memoirs Andi, a self-proclaimed memoirist, writes.

Last night on Facebook I noticed that Brenda accidentally spelled my name as "Eliza" (just like David Sedaris!). So I politely corrected her. Moments later, I checked my emails and found a gracious note. "Loved your post. Hope you don't mind that I made one change. You kept calling me Barbara."


When I'd drafted the post, I hadn't even realized that I'd accidentally referred to her as Barbara throughout. Didn't even notice it when I proofread it! We had a great laugh over it. What goes around comes around.

Enjoy, folks. I've got one more appearance to wrap up the blog tour next week that I'll post tomorrow. A great young guy who's passionate about writing and writers. In the meantime, if you haven't had a chance to do so, check out my evening with David Sedaris below.

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