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How to Hit Your Writing Goals

How to Hit Your Writing Goals   Last week, I came across some fascinating information about hitting your goals: According to research by the Society of Training and Development (ASTD), you have a 65% of completing a goal if you commit to someone. If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed … Read more

Memoir’s Secret Sauce (Hint: It’s your superpower)

Your Superpower = Your Memoir’s Secret Sauce For most of my life, I’ve straddled two worlds. As the daughter of Yugoslav immigrants, I spent my childhood moving back and forth between Chicago and Yugoslavia, never really sure of where I belonged. When I was in academia, I taught creative writing and business writing, which wasn’t … Read more

Sustainability in Writing and Life

The last couple of months have been a wild ride, with the dismantling of Roe v. Wade,  the ongoing Ukraine war, climate inaction, inflation, oppressive heat waves, ugh. Staying engaged seems especially challenging these days. Writing, even more so. At the same time, how can we move forward if we’re not engaged? How do we … Read more

The Importance of Choosing

With the New Year around the corner, many of us are excited to start new writing projects or dive into old ones. If you have multiple writing projects on your plate, it can be challenging to decide where to spend your precious time and energy. How to Focus Your Writing Time and Energy That can … Read more

What are You Really Writing About?

What is Your Memoir Really About? With memoir, it can take some digging to get to the heart of what we’re really writing about. There’s the story of what happened, and then there’s the meaning we’ve attached to it. In memoir, it’s not enough to tell us what happened—we need to know what that event … Read more

Writer’s Block? Try This

Writer’s Block? Try This In my Memoir Mastery course and Mastermind workshop group, we’ve spent the past month talking about structure. There’s the craft and technique of writing memoir and then there’s the pulling together of all the pieces. That can be daunting with a book length project. It can be easy to fall into … Read more

How to Motivate Yourself to Write

How to Motivate Yourself to Write If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had some challenges getting motivated to write and/or sticking with it. Inspiration and motivation can be challenging on a good day, and all the more so during a pandemic. I get it! When things got tough, I used to hunker down. … Read more

Spring 2021 Offerings

If you’d like support for your writing, here are my spring 2021 offerings: Memoir Mastery (a 9-week comprehensive course) and the Writer’s Circle (a small, 3-month writer’s group). Both offerings start in early April; descriptions are below. If you’re not sure where to begin, I recommend starting with Memoir Mastery. It’s my flagship course and … Read more

How to Write with Ease

How to Bring Ease to Your Writing For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about the concept of parenting from an open and spacious place vs. a stressed and constricted one. After hearing Tara Mohr apply a similar concept to work, I decided to apply it to writing as well and it was a … Read more

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 … Read more

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