In my last post, I said I'd provide tips for writing about your family next, but I realized I had a few more memoir writing tips to share with you. I'll post about writing about your family next. Promise. ________________ Last week I posted a few things for aspiring memoir writers (or even more … [Read more...] about 5 More Pitfalls Awaiting Aspiring Memoir Writers
New posts have been few and far between around here lately, but there are some good reasons for that. First, I’ve been working with a talented copywriter to expand this website to function as more than a blog. With my webmaster, we’re revamping the entire site and making changes based on what … [Read more...] about Hello Again, Memoir and Family History Writers
Know you should start or finish your memoir, stories from your life, or family history, but can't seem to get up enough steam for the task? Ease over to Bookcoaching.com to see the tips I offer in my guest post. They can get you going. - Lynette … [Read more...] about Write That Memoir, Life Story, or Family History. Now.
As a memoir writer, as well as a memoir coach myself, I’ve followed Brooke Warner’s work on behalf of memoir and memoir writers for years. It’s a pleasure to welcome her here so you can learn more about her varied work, including publishing. - Lynette You’re a writing instructor, coach, and … [Read more...] about Talking Memoir with Writing Instructor, Coach, and Publisher Brooke Warner, Part 1
As I’ve written in other posts here, I teach boomers and seniors (and others) to write stories from their lives. Our classes are moving, funny, exciting, suspenseful, and a whole lot of fun—and that describes the stories the students write. When people tell me they have a pressing urge to write … [Read more...] about Examples of Boomers and Seniors Writing About Their Lives
Sure, I'm grinning all over myself. My essay, "No More Secrets and Silence," was awarded 1st place in the Magic of Memoir Essay Contest, chosen from 185 submissions. My prize is $400, which has already arrived. And the essay will also be included in the forthcoming Magic of Memoir Anthology. … [Read more...] about I’m 1st Place Winner of the Magic of Memoir Essay Contest!
Been enduring an unnerving spate of rejections to your writing submissions? You're not alone. Slide over to the Brevity Magazine blog to read about my own recent experiences submitting my work. The essay is called Sixth Sense Submissions, or Publishing Blind. Leave a comment if you can relate. Oh, … [Read more...] about Is Your Writing Being Rejected?
You've heard that expression (which always sounded to me like nothing more than an utterly fatuous promise) that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear? I’d returned from the Muse and the Marketplace writers conference held earlier this month, in Boston, feeling first overwhelmed by the … [Read more...] about Who Let the Joy Out? Humph, Humph.
I hated the company. I was working at the company of my dreams. Unfortunately, my dreams had misled me. I hated the company. A lot of the employees did, so we were always feverishly exchanging job leads, exchanging tiny notices torn from the classifieds, and hunching over telephones to engage in … [Read more...] about The Interview, Part 1