Category Archives: Memoir writing

In the beginning…

The best selling book of all time starts with those words. It’s as familiar and enticing as “Once upon a time…” inviting you to enter another life, another time and place. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, … Continue reading

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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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