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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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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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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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Memoir Timeline

Have you ever wondered how long it will (or should!) take you to write your memoir?
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November is Lifewriting Month

November is Lifewriting Month special programs are available. Continue reading

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