• January 2013
    Thank you, this is true. In editing my memoir, I'm cutting scenes that don't advance the main theme.  Have a blessed day.
  • January 2013
    I think that memoir has to speak to many people and the best language is hope - it is important to share your story, but not emotionally bleed all over the page. If a reader is to keep reading they need to know the story is going somewhere.  I'm...
  • September 2012
    I got derailed this summer with three kids home - two from college and one for a week of vacation from his job down south.  No writing got done and I went off diet.  Well, all are back in school, no more excuses.  Thanks for posting this.  Glad to...
  • August 2012
    Thanks for the list of hashtags - still getting used to twitter.  Hoping your day is blessed.
  • May 2012
    Kate, thank you for reading my first chapter. I may soon put up a second one.  I was touched by this post of yours because it is true - how we look at our past changes as we grow and change.  What seemed incredibly hopeless or poor choices as young...
  • May 2012
    I appreciated this article.  It's something I'm learning to do as a novice writer. Currently I'm writing a memoir of healing from abuse - writing in first person.  It presents challenges to show the feelings, not tell, but also in the voice of a...
  • May 2012
    What a helpful list of tips for memoir. Thanks for posting them.  During my editing I'm realizing a lot of my story needs to be dropped for it is fun and interesting for me, but doesn't move the plot along.  Have a blessed day.
  • April 2012
    I do that all the time - makes cutting easier, and who knows - could be fodder for another story.  Thanks for sharing this.
  • April 2012
    I love my working title and hope that my agent and publisher, when I acquire them, love it too.  My WIP memoir is titled, "Tell Me What He Did".  The title has a double meaning, sort of like your LIE.  It is a memoir of healing from abuse. When my...
  • April 2012
    Thank you for this post. I am working on my memoir, and some of the family members are still alive. While they hurt me in the past, I don't want to cause them or their children pain - I have to figure out how to tell the truth in love. 

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