Our third interview features Dorit Sasson, who is an accomplished nonfiction editor and book coach at The Artful Editor. She is also the award-winning author of the memoir Accidental Soldier and the upcoming memoir Sand and Steel: A Memoir of Longing and Finding Home. Her writing has appeared in The Writer, HuffingtonPost, among others. When not working on her own books, Dorit teaches courses in memoir and nonfiction writing.
Authors have a lot on their plate: characters, action, time periods, plot, and so on. What’s great is there are these strange people called editors who sweep in, clean up errors and help writers stay on track. Oftentimes, writers repeat the same mistakes, which, if fixed can drastically improve a book. What would reading be like without editors? We shiver at the very thought!
Erin Popelka, host of Must Read Fiction, invited me to chat with her about writing and editing. In this interview, we discuss how The Artful Editor can help writers at all stages of their career. I also share some writing advice and what it means to write with a heartbeat. Then we end our talk with some book recommendations!
Glenn Damato's sailing memoir, Breaking Seas, sold over 20,000 copies in a little over two years. This memoir tells the story about an overweight, middle-aged software instructor who, dissatisfied with his humdrum life, quits his job and embarks on a sailing adventure around the world, a journey for which he is terribly unprepared.