Revising and Editing Your Memoir

Revising, editing and planning for revising/editing your memoir can be maddening, especially if you’re working on your own. Book-length projects are an exercise in patience on a good day. Without support, it can be even tougher. So what’s the best way to approach the revising and editing process? Start by clarifying your expectations. I find […]

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Writing Memoir: What to Expect

In my last post, we talked about the distinction between autobiography and memoir. Today, let’s talk about expectations (as well as craft and technique) so that you’ll know what to expect while writing your memoir. Writing Memoir: How Hard Can it Be? Writing a memoir isn’t an easy process. We often assume it will be, […]

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The Difference Between Autobiography and Memoir

One of the most common mistakes I see folks making is mistaking autobiography for memoir. This is a costly mistake that leads to lots of rewriting. So let’s take a moment to unpack the difference between the two in order to get you off on the right foot and streamline the process. Writing Autobiography Autobiography […]

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Resources for Black Writers

Over the past few days, I’ve seen a lot of press devoted to agents and publishers amplifying Black voices. There’s a clear call to action right now for Black writers and here’s how to take advantage of it: Do Your Research. Read Everything You Can Get Your Hands On. There’s a lot of info being […]

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How to Write a Memoir While We Shelter in Place

As we shelter-in-place, I’ve had a few folks reach out for writing help now that they have more time on their hands and/or are finally ready to start that book they’ve always wanted to write. To that end, I’ve decided to offer my 8-week Memoir Mastery course at a 50% discount as a way of making it […]

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Get that Book Written

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming? Are you harnessing the energy of the New Year to write a book? Are you using it to get started on (or heck, restart) your memoir or nonfiction book?If not, what are you missing? Do you need a better system? Accountability? Support? The Real Reason People Hire a […]

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