Bernard L. Thieben, September 2014
I have just read Snaps, Scraps & Snippets, by author Lois J. Funk. Anyone interested in writing should do themselves a favor and acquire this book. What a wonderful “how to” tool for the writer.
Barbara Pappan, September 2014
If you want to learn how to write about your past, this is the book for you. Lois doesn’t push you as much as pull the stories from your brain. You can’t help but want to give your work, any writing work, all the love and energy you can until you finish with a product you as well as others will love. This is definitely a great book if you are a beginning writer.
Karen Cole, August 2014
I have read this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to recall things from the past or write about the present. The author has done an outstanding job of explaining how to retrieve memories and then write about them
Vera Chaffee, August 2014
It is such a pleasure to find a well-written book that is interesting and can be related to as well. This was very much the case with Snaps, Scraps & Snippets.
As Lois’ comments regarding memories from pictures, letters, etc. brought back memories for me, I started writing them down. As a result, I now have a notebook titled “Happy Memories,” for my family to enjoy. It is my hope that they will find as much pleasure reading my notebook of memories as I have found in Snaps, Scraps & Snippets.
Thanks so much, Lois. I hope you keep up your great work for our reading pleasure.
Ann Marie Brixey, March 2014
I am absolutely living your book … thinking I may never finish reading it. Every time I pick it up and read a paragraph or, if I’m lucky, an entire page, or one of your poems, I find another memory, something deep and dusty that has been hidden in storage for so long that I have to grab my note pad and jot it down. ‘From Seedlings to Wheedlings’ managed to dig up a memoir of lilacs so long forgotten. When I do manage to read, I am enjoying being allowed to see your early childhood. A wonderful, inspiring book.
Vicki Bonnell, March 2014
Hi Lois! I just received your book Snaps, Scraps and Snippets. So far I love the cover, the size and the type size. Easy to hold, easy to read. I also read Alvin’s wonderful endorsement. How great you have that from him. I read the first chapter so far and YES I’m starting to see what you are going to do to get us to retrieve those memories now and past and write about them. With this book in hand I believe I can write a memoir. What a great idea for a book, Lois. I already recommended it and I’m only into the second chapter. I will follow up and let you know when I finish it. I’m excited!
Maureen Napier, March 2014
Dear Lois – I can tell you I am enjoying my time with you as I read your book. Taking my time as each part I sink into … well penned, with expressive tales of your journey. I’m loving it. Tea time again later today, I am savoring it.
Alex Krysyna, March 2014
After just reading a third of the book I was able to visualize and create poems from pictures and ideas from my past. I recommend this book to all poets and writers of essays and stories so they no longer can say that their muse went away. Truly and sincerely, Lois, thank you for turning me onto this book. It is like a Bible for poets.
Barbara Wilkey, March 2014
I will tell anybody who wants to know I have this wonderful book and I cherish it. Some of the poems in it bring back memories that I have honestly forgotten, but should not have. Thank you for writing this wonderful book.
Loyd C. Taylor, June 2014
My good friend and fellow author Lois has written a masterpiece in her new book, Snaps, Scraps & Snippets. It grabbed my attention quickly as I opened the covers and began to read. She took me down memory lane in my own life and helped to prepare better for the remainder in a much better way. Her book teaches how to gather memories from the past and to hold onto experiences of today in such a unique way. As I read, my muse began to arouse and push me to start writing again about things I had forgotten and as well about things going on around me at the time.
I love the poem about “The Hang Ups of ‘Quality’ Time” reminded me so much of my own childhood and memories of helping my mother with the wash. Then there was the “If I could Go Back in Time,” once again, just a simple looking through a kitchen window and letting your mind drift back, unlocking the old pictures of time past. But, since I loved Plymouths, probably my favorite was about her family’s old Plymouth. What a joyful experience! She caused me to smile, to rear up and to appreciate life much more.
One final word, I am a self taught poet, so I have gathered many self-help books from various places on how to write poetry. In the many helpful books I have read, I found none more interesting or useful to the willing mind of the earnest student. I would highly recommend this book for any library, school or personal collection as being a resourceful and useful tool of the young or the seasoned writer.
Thanks, Lois, for this wonderful book.
N. K. Wagner, June 2014
Whether you write prose or poetry, Snaps, Scraps & Snippets of the Past and Present will help you tease out the details that make memoirs so enjoyable to read. Clearly written, with beautiful poetry examples of what can be accomplished by following Lois’ technique. Just as effective for fiction writers who want to produce true-to-life stories. Snaps, Scraps & Snippets of the Past and Present should be on every writer’s shelf.
Debbie Johnson, July 2014
An accomplished poet and author, Lois takes us down Memory Lane with her book. In Snaps, Scraps & Snippets, she shares her own wonderful stories while helping readers create their own. My muse was inspired from beginning to end. Lois’ tools and techniques will help beginning writers learn the art of telling their stories and inspire accomplished writers to record memories. My writing group is using Snaps, Scraps & Snippets to spark stories which may otherwise be forgotten. This is a must-read for anyone desiring to write a memoir.