I just had the pleasure of having my article, A Memoir Narrator Transformed posted on Women Writers, Women['s] Books. I hope you'll stop by and give it a read, especially if you write or enjoy reading memoir. … [Read more...] about Memoir Narrator’s Transformation
I’ve got a quotation over my desk by the novelist Louis Auchincloss. In large font, it reminds me daily, hourly that, “A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody else really cares.” I've … [Read more...] about Who Cares If You Write?
I regularly check Allyson Latta's web site for meaningful ideas for memoir writers. In her guest post that follows, Allyson explains how preachiness mars a memoir and she offers practical strategies for avoiding it in your manuscript. - Lynette We were sitting cross-legged on the floor in my … [Read more...] about Allyson Latta: The Best Memoirs Don’t Preach
It probably does. An editor finds the errors in your manuscript that you've overlooked—which happens if you've been staring at your words until your vision's blurred, and your forehead hits the table in front of you. Or, maybe you didn't overlook those errors. Maybe you made mistakes you didn't … [Read more...] about Does Your Writing Need an Editor?