The Writing Life – Memoir to Fiction

By Carol / October 15, 2013 /

My writing career suffered a rocky start in elementary school and it took years to regain my writing confidence. Yet writing has been core to my life. I made a successful career in public relations, published a memoir, and will soon publish a novel.Writing Italy

I’m interviewed on Sherrey Meyer‘s blog Healing by Writing, today, covering such topics as how I made my way back into writing, as well as the how and why of my move from writing memoir to writing historical fiction.

Here are the opening few sentences of the interview:

“Carol, In reading your bio, It’s clear that most of your professional life has involved some form of writing. Did you always want to write, or did it just happen spontaneously while in college or on a specific job?

In grade school, I wrote an essay I was particularly proud of. When I got a “C” on that essay (probably because of my atrocious handwriting), I was totally deflated. That early experience stuck with me and I managed to make it through high school and most of college without any real sense that I had any writing skill …

I invite you to come on over to read the rest of the interview and meet Sherrey.

Many thanks to Sherrey for inviting me to her blog today!

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  1. Paulette Mahurin on October 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

    So glad that you did make your way back to writing and I’ve had the joy of reading your fiction. I can’t wait for you book to be released. It’s such a wonderful story, written beautifully. Love, Paulette

  2. Carol Bodensteiner on October 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for the encouragement, Paulette, and for being one of my readers! Now that my story is in the editor’s hands, I feel as though I can actually see the launch myself. Very eager.

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