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Writing to Heal: Nicole Johns — the Gifts that Writing a Memoir Gives to the Writer

MemoirWriMo—Fast Writing, No Guilt

Yes, it’s still NaNoWriMo month and perhaps many of you have taken the challenge to write 50,000 words this month! Fast words, no inner critic allowed, words that grab the memories and mind-photos, words that express your voice and who you are. It’s the 14th day at...
Writing to Heal: Nicole Johns — the Gifts that Writing a Memoir Gives to the Writer

How to Use Deadlines to Help Write Your Memoir

Deadlines provide the memoirist with great incentives to complete their books. Without deadlines, you easily can muddle along producing only small amounts of your manuscript and possibly never finishing it. You also may continue writing, editing, revising or tinkering...
Writing to Heal: Nicole Johns — the Gifts that Writing a Memoir Gives to the Writer

The Personal (Not Private) Essay Dinty Moore

If you’ve been part of a writing group, you’ve no doubt encountered the writer who shares his work with others in the room, sits back for what he assumes will be unceasing praise, and then grows indignant when someone suggests that his words are not clear enough to...