Category Archives: Keep Writing!

Writing Time Wasters

I’m no more immune than anyone else to the plague of time wasters. Time wasters are habits we fall into that consume the time we have allotted (or could allot) to writing so that we end up not writing! Here are some of the most insidious that take up too much time and squander my writing energy… Continue reading

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Writing a Memoir Is Not Easy

Writing a memoir is not an easy task to sustain. A memoir project starts with a burst of energy. “This is going to be a good piece of writing! What am I saying ‘good’… “It’s going to be great!” So … Continue reading

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What I Do to Stay in the Memoir-Writing Conversation

I read professional journals. Poets and Writers from cover to cover. I receive the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance e-newsletter weekly. It’s a membership newsletter and comes chock full of news about what other writers are doing, readings schedules, and announcements of book publications. Do you have… Continue reading

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Three Tips That Will Keep You in the Memoir-Writing Conversation

Recently, someone asked me what are the biggest barriers memoir writers face to being prolific. The following three came to mind right away. Below, I write about them and offer suggestions for eliminating these impediments to staying in the writing conversation. Writers often put… Continue reading

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Tips for Successful Writing Throughout 2013

Recently, someone asked me what are the biggest barriers memoir writers face to being successful. Three came to mind right away… Continue reading

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Writing Time Wasters

I’m no more immune than anyone else to the plague of time wasters. Time wasters are habits we fall into that consume the time we have allotted (or could allot) to writing so that we end up not writing! Here are some… Continue reading

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Don’t Wait!

“What are you waiting for? Why are you avoiding the real work? What will it take for you to go deeper?” —Phil Cousineau in Stoking the Creative Fires
This quote above ought to be for all of us a stirring call to continue—or to begin if that is where we are at—the writing we may have procrastinated about for so long… Continue reading

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