Archive for February, 2018

The Making of a Memoir Part 3: It’s All About Structure

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The Making of a Memoir Part 3: It’s All About Structure

This is the third and final post in a series all about writing your memoir. You can find helpful tips in the first post about getting started and the second post about brainstorming. Tangling with structure is about as common a writing problem as you can get. However, when you are writing about your own […]

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The Making of a Memoir Part 2: Finding Your Focus

Filed in Ask the Editor, Uncategorized, Writing Tips by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
The Making of a Memoir Part 2: Finding Your Focus

In the previous post in this series we looked at what a memoir is and how it differs from an autobiography. So now you know you are writing your memoir, but what exactly will it be about? You need a unifying theme or event that every scene builds up to (a random smattering of “stuff […]

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The Making of a Memoir Part 1: Where to Start

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The Making of a Memoir Part 1: Where to Start

If I have learned anything from being an editor it is that everyone has a story to share. This great world of ours has given us experiences as varied as our fingerprints, and there is bound to be someone who will benefit from reading yours. Even if you think your life is nothing spectacular—perhaps even […]

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How to Effectively Overcome Writer’s Block

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How to Effectively Overcome Writer’s Block

The inevitable has happened, you’ve hit a road block in your writing. Writer’s block happens to everyone; you’re not alone! Check out these effective and simple ways to combat that stuck feeling and help you find your writing groove. Go For a Walk Give your eyes a break from the screen and take a short walk […]

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