Debbie LaChusa

I Just Completed a Memoir Writing Course, Now What?

memoir writing course taught me writing memoir is an unraveling

I enrolled in an online memoir writing course last November. Twelve weeks. Twelve lessons. All taught by an award-winning, best-selling memoirist. It’s one of the smartest (I’m patting myself on the back!) decisions I could have made. Although I’ve been writing my entire adult life, I didn’t know what I didn’t know about writing memoir,

I Just Completed a Memoir Writing Course, Now What? Read More »

I Asked Dad To Send Me A Sign Before He Died. He Sent Me a Hummingbird.

Hummingbird with quote

Hummingbirds are considered a sign, that the spirit of a loved one who has passed, may be near. This story was originally published in The Memoirist on Medium. I first saw the delicate, hand-carved hummingbird tied to the bottom of a birdhouse, hanging in the sunroom. Handcrafted of tightly twisted twigs, the birdhouse was the

I Asked Dad To Send Me A Sign Before He Died. He Sent Me a Hummingbird. Read More »