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If you’re writing a memoir, or thinking about it, then perhaps the best place to start is with the genre itself. Memoir Definition What is a memoir? A memoir is a story drawn from real life. That means a memoir is nonfiction. It’s truthful, not made-up, and not a dramatization of actual events. A memoir […]Keep reading
I know what you’re thinking. Well, at least I’m going to pretend I do for a few minutes. I’ve gotten lots of questions about my upcoming Write Your Book Workshop & Cruise. So if you’re thinking what I’m thinking you’re thinking, then here are your answers. Is this writing cruise for me? Maybe. If you’ve […]Keep reading
When I ask people why they haven’t written their book yet, they usually tell me one of the following four reasons: they don’t have time; they can’t get organized; they don’t know where to start; or they aren’t sure they can make their ideas interesting to readers. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it […]Keep reading
Life is the raw material from which all writers work. Personal experiences and relationships with people often stir the urge to create and inspire the stories we put on the page. Whether you’re writing a memoir or a work of fiction based on your life experiences, the first place you will probably look for material […]Keep reading
Millions of American women loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. Chances are you’re one of them. The book has spent years on the best-seller list and Julia Roberts played the starring role in the movie. Not only was Eat, Pray, Love a light, trendy self-exploration story set in exotic locations, it has also inspired many […]Keep reading
If you get my email newsletter, then you’ve already heard about my new memoir writing workshop. But I want to officially announce it here too for anyone who might be cruising through, in search of writing help. This is something I’ve been dreaming up for a long time and I’m so excited about it! The […]Keep reading
Life involves overcoming obstacles and learning lessons—that’s part of the deal. We all struggle in different ways. And when we get to the other side of those obstacles, we often want to share the story of how we got there. I talk to lots of people who want to write about their life story to preserve family […]Keep reading
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