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Amazon the Monopoly: Getting Smart About Books

Amazon the Monopoly: Getting Smart About Books

Who amongst you has not anteed up for a book from Amazon? Admit it, even those of you

Feb 10, 2016     Comments Off on Amazon the Monopoly: Getting Smart About Books
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When Should You Show Your Memoir to Family or Friends?

When Should You Show Your Memoir to Family or Friends?

Never. At least not while you are working on it. That is what my gut tells me

Jan 17, 2016     Comments Off on When Should You Show Your Memoir to Family or Friends?
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Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

We Americans love Back to School—memories of a fresh school year complete with new shoes and unknown books.

Aug 12, 2015     Comments Off on Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?
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Finishing Your Memoir This Summer One Scene at a Time

Finishing Your Memoir This Summer One Scene at a Time

Everyone is writing a book, but only a few will finish their books, and only a select

Jun 10, 2015     Comments Off on Finishing Your Memoir This Summer One Scene at a Time
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A Marketer’s Response to Space and Time in Memoir

A Marketer’s Response to Space and Time in Memoir

I got a great response from marketing expert Carol White after I sent my last

Jun 2, 2015     Comments Off on A Marketer’s Response to Space and Time in Memoir
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Grounding Your Memoir in Space and Time

Grounding Your Memoir in Space and Time

I’ve read thousands of manuscripts and worked with hundreds of writers over

Jun 2, 2015     Comments Off on Grounding Your Memoir in Space and Time
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12 Guilty Pleasures for Memoirists

12 Guilty Pleasures for Memoirists

 Writing memoir is hard work. You spend hours gazing into your past, mining memories for emotions and details, and coming to insights

May 11, 2015     Comments Off on 12 Guilty Pleasures for Memoirists
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10 Ways to Prime the Creative Pump

10 Ways to Prime the Creative Pump

You haven’t heard from me in awhile. I’ve been in hibernation. Ever have one of those periods? I’ve been finishing a book

Feb 11, 2015     Comments Off on 10 Ways to Prime the Creative Pump
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Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

I don’t know if you read the recent New York Times editorial about the Irish civil servant, Donal Ryan, who wrote two novels, submitted them to agents and

Aug 8, 2013     Comments Off on Dreams Do Come True
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The Love and Hate of Memoir

The Love and Hate of Memoir

You love them. You hate them . . .   You yearn to record their greatness. You seethe to burn them good. The heady month of hearts and flowers seems […]

Feb 7, 2013     Comments Off on The Love and Hate of Memoir
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