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Guest Blogger: 5 Suggestions to Help You Stay Motivated

It’s 10:00 a.m. “What’s next? How can I fit writing time into my day?” I ask, checking my day’s agenda in my head. Don’t make a busy day’s schedule a reason to not stay motivated… 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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Coaching Client Has Story Published

“This is boring, maman,” my 11-year-old daughter said 15 minutes into the play.
On my other side, my eight-year-old was already yawning, her little head leaning against my shoulder, eyelids slowly closing… Continue reading

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Sunday School Money

It just wasn’t fair! Everyone else at Sunday School had something to spend at the corner dairy afterwards and would saunter home licking a delicious ice-cream or chocolate chew bar. We Thomsons weren’t allowed to buy sweet things… Continue reading

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Joe Skinkis — What Motivates Me to Write?

I am a 75-year-old man who lives in Thailand with my 30-year-old wife. One day, we may have a child. I would like to have my child learn… Continue reading

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