What Nourishes You

What’s nourishing you these days? And what’s nourishing your writing? We were speaking about this in our mastermind writing group the other day. A couple of writers shared that the go-to activities that used to nourish/support them during normal times haven’t been as helpful during the pandemic. Can you relate? Time alone, at home, used […]

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Memoir Mastery: How to Write a Compelling Memoir

How to Write a Memoir As a writer, teacher and long-time memoir fan, I’ve found that writing your story can be an incredibly rewarding journey. It can also be quite challenging. And trying to write a memoir without support can feel like wrestling an octopus. Where do you start? How do you narrow down your […]

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Claiming Your Voice in Memoir

I’ve been thinking about voice a lot lately. Claiming our voices in the upcoming election has become a critical issue for those of us living in the U.S. But it’s also a critical issue in memoir. Because memoir, it seems to me, is largely about reclaiming our stories. It’s about reclaiming our voices. And that […]

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Write Your Memoir this Fall

I hope you’re well and navigating these challenging times with kindness and compassion. I’m so thankful for you and our community! Today, I’m excited to share my upcoming offerings. If you’re reading to get cracking on your memoir, here’s how you can work with me this fall: Memoir Mastery My 8-week signature online course, Memoir […]

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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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