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Archive | Writing Process

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

Set a timeline for writing your memoir

Memoir Writing Deadline: How To Set Yours

When you write as an open-ended task without setting a memoir writing deadline, you are likely to procrastinate and extend the project. What happens when you do not set an end date is, next year or the year after that, you are still writing, revising, and polishing your lifestory. You know how it is: you […]

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Writing Feelings into Your Memoir

How to write feelings into your memoir is a rather important topic. Recently on the Forum, David wrote about not accessing the feeling side of his memories, of writing a memoir that, if I am understanding him right, was all details and facts. Below is my response which can serve as a stand alone article, […]

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My Interview at Writer Fun Zone

Tell us who you are and how you help authors. I help writers to write memoir with more focus, joy and skills. Many writers start their project with enthusiasm and then get bogged down in the problems inherent in any long writing project. They become discouraged. They doubt their ability to proceed and ultimately to […]

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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

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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