Episode 123 – Texas Stready wrote Deep in the Heart of Texas – a Memoir about her life as a addict and how she found hope and turned her life around.
- Texas Stready is the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor and loving mom. She ran away from home at 17 and for 28 years traveled a path from which few return. Drugs, unhealthy relationships, and lust fueled her life. Deep in the Heart of Texas – a Memoir is her story of that life and how she found hope and turned her life around. This is a raw and realistic look into life unhinged. She escaped to a radically different life. In the interview we talk about the story behind the book, how she wrote it, reaching her audience, the challenges she had writing it, writing memoirs, and more.
My Writing Motivation
- I needed to do it for me to bring closure to these things in my life. I needed to figure out why I was doing what I was doing to dismantle that wrong belief and do something different.
My Most Difficult Writing Challenge
- I didn’t want to offend anyone. I didn’t want to be harsh or incorrect. I contacted everyone I wrote about and read them what I wrote about therm asking if there was anything that I should change. That was hard.
My Most Rewarding Moment as an Author
- Getting notes from people has to be the biggest sign of success. My life is successful because no matter how bad it gets my life is now better and bountiful and purposeful.
The Best Advice on Writing I Ever Received
- My mother stressed the importance of making people feel like they are there. Show people rather then just telling them. I could never have written this book without my mother.
My Best Advice for Struggling Writers
- I think everyone has a story to tell and people they relate to that no one else can relate to. If you don’t tell your story, something in the universe may never take place. So keep writing.
My Tips for Those Wanting to Write a Memoir
- Start writing. Start writing. Find a way to say what you want in your own personality.
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From My Perspective
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