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There are many pieces to the writing process, collected here are articles that will help the memoir writer at every stage of the operation.

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Writing a Non-Fiction Book

A common lament, I hear from writers goes like this, “I wanted a book, and I got off to a good start writing a memoir. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but then I just stopped. I don’t know why.” What I have sometimes found is that people approach memoir-writing as an easy access […]

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Should I Create an Outline for my Memoir?

I do not write a memoir from an outline. Instead I create a Memory List as outlined in Chapter 2 of Turning Memories Into Memoirs. The Memory List helps you to follow the promptings of the unconscious rather than the dictates of the conscious mind as is the case with an outline. (An outline is […]

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Write to the End: Complete Your Book Manuscript

As part of my virtual book tour, I made a stop on Monday March 30, 2015, at Cate Russell-Cole’s Inkspot blog. There are many features that are special about this blog and one of them is that Cate is located in Australia. So…the virtual book tour has become an international tour! Thanks, Cate. Here is […]

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Core Focus for Writing Memoir

Is your family one of the many whose history is at risk for getting lost to future generations because no one has written it down? Writing your lifestories—even just a few—is a great way to memorialize your family and to keep the experience of your life—and theirs—from being forgotten. The details you take for granted, […]

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6 Easy Steps to Creating a Book of Memoirs

Celebrating and honoring your life by remembering and writing both big and small stories is very rewarding. It is a significant way to understand your life and to come to peace with it. Your memoirs are a legacy your family will treasure for generations–don’t you wish your grandparents had written their memoirs? Follow these simple […]

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use action in your memoir

Four Tips For Moving Your Memoir Plot With Action

Action drives your story and keeps your readers interested. Writing with effective action is a key to creating lifestories that people want to read. 1) The action of your memoir is its plot. Generally speaking, something must happen in your story to retain the interest of your reader. Some people have had roles in the […]

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