Monthly Archives: May 2011
Right now my travel memoir is called “The Healing Touch of Ghana,” but unfortunately that’s a bit too ethereal for the tone of the book. Some new ideas include doing a play on words such as “Ghana Heal a Broken Heart” or “Ghana Get Through This.”
Personally, I struggle with titles. It’s always the part of the writing process I dread the most. So if you happen to have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to let me know.
Since a breakup inspired my first travel memoir, I figured that could be a good place to begin the blog. I was madly, head-over-heels in love during the four years I spent living in London. Then my visa expired, and we had to make a decision: get married or break up. I wanted to get married, he didn’t. Instead of moving straight back to LA with no job, no place to live, and no James (not his real name out of respect for him), I deviated from all the usual breakup stages and moved to Africa.
But during my only previous difficult breakup in college, I had an idea for a screenplay and ended up selling a series of 12 webisodes, each one a somewhat satirical stage of the breakup process. These steps are NOT recommended, but many people do go through them whether they should or not. I do have a rough draft of a screenplay about Exes Anonymous, and I might get back to it one of these days. In any case, here are 12-steps for recovering from a breakup: