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How to Know if You Have the Right Memoir Coach

How to Know if You Have the Right Memoir Coach

Can your coach work with you so that you meet your deadline? As you develop your memoir project, you may become aware of a natural deadline, such as a family reunion or a birthday. The right memoir coach for you will be able meet your date. This deadline should be discussed before the coach and […]

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When Should You Start Working With a Coach?

When is the best time to start working with a memoir coach? The obvious answer is when you feel the need to, but “the need to” is not always obvious. Many times, writers will decide that they need to submit polished material to a coach and so will put off the coaching process. This is […]

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Best Memoir Writing Posts of 2015 Part 2

Of the hundreds of blog posts on the Memoir Writer’s Blog—almost 500 to be exact as of the end of 2015—some have proven to be favorites. Below are those articles in 2015 which ranked in the top-ten most-visited posts: you can call these our best memoir writing posts.

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Write to the End

Write to the End: Complete Your Book Manuscript

A Suggestion on How to Complete Your Book Manuscript

May I present a surprise blocking solution to complete your book manuscript: don’t write just now.

learn how to continue writing to the end.

Learn how to continue writing to the end.

Here is an example of what I mean: one summer when I was serious about gardening, I went away on a late June trip. It was a fun vacation with my family, but the trip fell at a time when the garden seriously needed daily weeding, hoeing, and watering. As you can imagine, when I returned home, I found my garden overrun with weeds. The vegetables that I had so carefully planted were just about choked out, so I was, to say the least, challenged seeing the overgrown mess of weeds.

Rather than tackle the job immediately, however, which would certainly have been reasonable, I made a counter-intuitive decision: I spent time across several days just sitting on the edge of the garden, envisioning how I wanted the various parts to look once my work of cleaning up was done, imagining the lovely vegetables I would have.

Action will come.

After three days of on-again, off-again scrutinizing and visualizing, my time for action had come.

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Best Memoir Writing Posts of 2015

Of the hundreds of blog posts on the Memoir Writer’s Blog—almost 500 to be exact as of the end of 2015—some have proven to be favorites. Below are those articles in 2015 which ranked in the top-ten most-visited posts: you can call these our best memoir writing posts.

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