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Holding Back the Truth in Your Memoir

“I believe one has to stop holding back for fear of alienating some imaginary reader or real relative or friend and come out with personal truth. If we are to understand the human condition and if we are to accept … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth about your Life

“The telling of your stories is a revolutionary act.” –Sam Keen, writer In a world where we are constantly being bombarded with subtle–and not so subtle–messages about who we ought to be, it is a bold statement to take a … Continue reading

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But Is It a Memoir?

It’s an interesting book, very well-written in terms of style and organization, but my nagging doubt is that it is autobiographical fiction and not memoir… Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: How to Blog Your Memoir in 10 Simple Steps

Blogging a book is the quickest and easiest way to write a book and promote it at the same time, thus building the platform, or fan base, you need to make it successful… Continue reading

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Ten Questions On Memoir Writing

(The following interview appeared in the Nov. 19, 2010, Oral History Education blog http://oralhistoryeducation.com/blog) 1. How did you get started in your profession of memoir writing? I started writing autobiography-based fiction. Some of these have won literary awards, and, while … 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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