D. Margaret Hoffman, "Saving Our Lives"


D. Margaret Hoffman: Saving Our Lives: Volume One—Essays to Inspire the Writer in YOU and Saving Our Lives Volume Two—Essays to Release the Writer in YOU

Reading, Writing Workshop, Book Signing

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 PM

Your life is full of stories. If you don’t save them, who will?

In Volume Two of Saving Our Lives, Hoffman writes,

I wish I had a book sale for every time I’ve heard someone say, “My life is crazy! I could write a book!” But I suppose I’d have to refund the money for everyone who’s said it and then didn’t do it, which is just about everyone I’ve ever heard say it.

So, then, you might say, if people whose lives are fraught with drama don’t get it done, what hope is there for me? Nothing interesting ever happens to me. What is there worth writing about?

Well, let’s see.


Hoffman, who writes about things like underwear, woodpeckers, plant-killing and toilet paper, knows a few things about mining our everyday experiences for life-saving writing ideas. Using her Saving Our Lives books as a springboard, she will help you to tap into that one small thing that will give you the focus, the motivation and the courage to begin.

This workshop will help you to sort through your experiences to find the ones worth saving, to narrow them into manageable bits, to shape them into essays that are readable and entertaining and, most, importantly, TO GET THEM WRITTEN. Come for a laugh. Leave with a solid idea and the confidence write about it.

It’s worth it. So are you.


D. Margaret Hoffman is a writer, teacher, presenter, encourager and mom. Her books encourage readers to pay attention to the lives they live, to admire the details and to find the fun. Her goal is to convince readers that their lives, too, are worth saving—one story at a time.


This is a FREE event. Please register to attend below.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
That Book Store LLC
446 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Saving Our Lives: Essays to Inspire the Writer in You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781517040956
Availability: Not in Store- Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 27th, 2015

Saving Our Lives: Volume Two: Essays to Release the Writer in You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997916904
Availability: Not in Store- Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Davanti & Vine Press - March 28th, 2017

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