I recently had the honor of being interviewed for a profile in ShoutOut Colorado. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the full piece:

Hi Shari, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

I’ve always been self-employed, so my thinking around my career has not been what business am I going to start, but what am I going to focus on next. I began freelancing for magazines soon after college and my writing career gradually took me from writing and reporting articles using the distant third-person perspective, to writing essays, columns and books using the much more intimate first-person viewpoint.

Then, when I started teaching and coaching other writers, I followed a similar path. I started out teaching all kinds of nonfiction writing, but gradually realized my love is memoir. Why? Because it’s the most intimate kind of storytelling there is. I love reading memoirs because of the close connection I feel with the writer. But I love coaching memoirists because it’s a privilege and a joy to watch my clients grow, heal and change as they uncover the meaningful story hidden inside their memories.

Click here to read the full interview.