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Spotlight on Barbara Abercrombie

Write Your Life into a Story

Barbara AbercrombieBarbara Abercrombie blogs weekly advice and inspiration for writers, plus anecdotes from her life as a writer on her Writing Time blog. She has taught award winning creative writing courses in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension for the past twenty years and also conducts private writing retreats. Her fourteenth book, A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement, was published by New World Library in 2012. Barbara's most recent books have been Courage & Craft: Writing Your Life Into Story, and an essay anthology, Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved & Lost (featuring Anne Lamott, Jane Smiley, Mark Doty etc.). Learn more at her website:

Writing Articles by Barbara Abercrombie

A Year of Writing Dangerously Excerpts
By Barbara Abercrombie
Selected essaysfrom 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement.

Personal Essays: Short Takes
By Barbara Abercrombie
The trivia of life are as much the subjects for personal essays as the milestones. Excerpted from Courage and Craft.

Writing: Just Do It
By Barbara Abercrombie
So you're sitting there reading this thinking someday I'll start writing.

Writing Your Own History
By Barbara Abercrombie
There are lots of ways to write your own history.

Digging Truthfully Into Your Own Life
By Barbara Abercrombie
We write personal non-fiction — essays, memoir and autobiography to put down our own small, individual truth.

By Barbara Abercrombie
I realize there's comfort in numbers for writers. We all have a magic number, a formula for you.

Keeping a Journal to Form a Writing Habit
By Barbara Abercrombie
Most everyone has heard about the emotional and health benefits you get from keeping a journal.