Category Archives: memoir writing

Fake news, media literacy, and your story

Thanks to Donald Trump, fake news is all the rage lately – literally. I’m talking about the real meaning of the word “literally,” not the fake one even the dictionaries are resigning themselves to since nobody seems to care about … Continue reading

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Poetry as Memoir

Since February is Black History Month, I chose from my stack of waiting books Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson to read on our trip to visit family four hours away. This is a NYT bestseller and multi-award-winning book of … Continue reading

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Selling memoir: Isn’t your family alone worth it?

Recently I disappointed a couple people by telling them their stories would not sell to the public.  Many (probably most) people do not realize what a harsh world publishing for commercial sales is. Everyone has interesting stories, but most of … Continue reading

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