Category Archives: Memoir writing

Don’t Abandon Your Writing Resolution This Year

  According to the latest statistics, only 9.2% of all New Years Resolutions are achieved. Nearly a third of them are abandoned in the first two weeks of the year. (statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/). One way to keep your resolutions alive is to … Continue reading

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You Have a Story to Tell

Maya Angelou, memoirist and poet, “is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences.” [Wikipedia.org] Strictly speaking, they were memoirs, not autobiographies because each one dealt with a portion of her … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Gift of Time

. Time is the most important asset a writer has. Yet it leaks between our fingers with a steady tick-tock that no one can stop. All we can do is try to make the best use of it as it … Continue reading

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3 Memoir Myths

 Myth #1 – Only old people write memoir Not true! Whole sub-genres exist written by younger people. Mother-daughter books, stories of addiction and recovery, stories of growing up in all sorts of difficult or unusual circumstances…the list goes on and on. … Continue reading

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Memoir Needs Many Skills

When we sit down to write memoir, we mine our memories for material. The goal is to pass our experiences and some knowledge gained along to others, whether we are seeking commercial publication or just want our grandchildren to know … Continue reading

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