"I think it's important to get perspectives from people who don't write exactly what you write," says Lisa Romeo.
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Episode 98 feature Lisa Romeo (@lisaromeo on twitter), whose memoir Starting with Goodby: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss” tells the story of her late father and the continued relationship Lisa has with him in memory. It’s not a downer. Lisa writes it with such great tact that you never feel weighed down. Quite the opposite, really.
She talks about:
Writing right away as a form of note taking even while close to the trauma
Getting perspectives from people outside your genre
And the Power of Paper Habits
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