Nov 9, 2023
In this episode:
Teri’s process for writing about herself in her book
How a small every day moment can be universal through writing
How Teri structured her book to encompass different topics
The practice of elevating your readers with your writing
Writing with humor.
Why the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop registration is an appointment event
Teri Rizvi is the founder and director of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton, where she serves as executive director of strategic communications.
She is the author of One Heart with Courage: Essays and Stories and the co-editor of Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now ... Before We Forget and Sisters!, Bonded by Love and Laughter, both published in conjunction with the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. Her essay “Living in the Moment” appeared in Fast Fierce Women (Woodhall Press, 2022).
Her essays and feature stories have appeared in USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian (London), University of Dayton Magazine and the Dayton Daily News, among other print and online media.
Connect with Teri
Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop: https://go.udayton.edu/erma
Connect with Estelle:
Her website: https://estelleserasmus.com (sign up for her newsletter and receive her free pitching guide).
Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: https://estelleserasmus.com/books/writing-that-gets-noticed/
Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Sign up for her latest classes) https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/faculty/1068-estelle-erasmus.html
Her Substack https://estelleserasmus.substack.com (with craft advice and writing opportunities)
X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/EstelleSErasmus
Estelle’s interview with Zibby Owens on Freelance Writing Direct
Estelle’s Interview in Freedom with Writing: https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/interview-with-editor-author-estelle-erasmus/
Her Interviews for Inc. Magazine
17 Small Changes That Will Make Your Writing Irresistible, According to An NYU Writing Professor: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/17-small-changes-that-will-make-your-writing-irresistible-according-to-an-nyu-writing-professor.html
How Smart People Use the Empathy Rule to Make Sure Their Emails Get Read: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/heres-how-smart-people-use-empathy-rule-to-make-sure-their-emails-get-read.html