Viga Boland

Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She mentors memoir and creative writing groups for the Hamilton, Ontario Public Library. She is also a paid speaker at conferences on child sexual abuse. Viga blogs and podcasts from her site at MEMOIRABILIA, from her personal author's website, VIGA BOLAND, and on her latest site for writers of all genres, VIANVI.

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5 Responses

  1. Heather Lamb says:

    I enjoyed this article as it drives home the point that writing, if done for your eyes only, is an exercise in creativity, but if you want to share your writing with a wider audience, you must be prepared for a lot more work than just the exercise. I guess the crossroad becomes a question of whether you are motivated enough to go ahead, or content to sit back and revel in your solitary accomplishments.
    The article also enticed me to go back to the original interview in Matilda Butler’s blogsite, and that got me hunting around through all Matilda’s other articles and information. Great resources are everywhere, and I have to thank you once again, Viga, for presenting such a great wealth of knowledge out there.
    No wonder I don’t get enough housework done!!

    • Viga Boland says:

      What a wonderful comment to leave me Heather Lamb. Thanks so very much. And I’m delighted that you are finding my blog posts and links so useful. Keep writing my friend. I look forward to promoting your memoir in the near future. Can’t wait to read it!

  2. Evelisse Castro says:

    I love your sense of humor! When you mention Sonia writes antologies for those with gutsy stories, it makes me wonder just how gutsy, hmm??? Anyway, this is another great entry. I thank you for sharing about the reality of promotion. Your suggestion of using an e-commerce site and of writing a blog is wonderful! I may just do that when my book is ready. Again, thanks!

    • admin says:

      Evelisse, you can check out Sonia and her gutsy website and stories here: http://soniamarsh.com She also invites and accepts submissions for her anthologies which are available from Amazon. Why don’t you check her kindle sample and try sumbitting via her website.