May 19, 2017

Eulogy to My Couch

My couch has seen better days. There are white scrapes and slight rips on the sides from pushing it in and out of New York City apartment doorways. Scribbles from an exuberant child artist. A small tear where
May 16, 2017

Capturing a Moment in Time

We recently welcomed the newest addition to our family–our beautiful baby girl Mimi. (My other daughter is thrilled,  and the boys are grudgingly happy because at last we’re evenly divided between boys and girls.)   It’s been five
December 23, 2016

Writing Prompt

Try this Memoir Writing Prompt: How do you celebrate holidays in your family? Write about past traditions and current ones. Write about your feelings about past holidays. Is there a specific one that stands out in your memory?
December 19, 2016

My Latest Work in Progress

My current client is a delight to interview. He is short, with a wispy white beard, his back slightly hunched. He leads me to his meticulously organized office, not a paper out of place. Organized space, organized mind,
December 12, 2016

The Performer

My parents are organizing their house. All eight of their children are out of the house and they are finally tackling the accumulated possessions of almost four decades of marriage. My father hasn’t yet retired as a puppeteer,
December 11, 2016

Your Life in Six Words

Legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway sat at lunch one day with a group of writers. He bet ten dollars that he could write a novel in six words. He took a napkin and wrote the haunting
November 6, 2016

New Book Published!

  The process of writing a book can be a long one–interviews, organizing, writing, editing, choosing pictures, approving the graphic design. After all that, there is nothing better than seeing a client hold her book for the first time.
November 2, 2016

Entering New Worlds

One of the favorite parts of my job is entering worlds I would otherwise not have access to. It was particularly meaningful for me to interview blogger Robin. Through our interview, I gained a whole another perspective
October 27, 2016

The Start of a Passion

How does a classic introvert who loves nothing more than curling up on the couch with a good book, get into this business of writing people’s stories? A business where I need to go to people’s houses, ask
October 27, 2016


  Hello and welcome to Writing the Soul! I’m Nechamie, a writer, interviewer, mother, wife and incurable introvert living in an increasingly gentrified Brooklyn. Welcome to the place where I share stories of the ordinary, yet oh so
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