Memoir Writing: How to Know Where Your Story Begins and Ends

One of the questions I get asked often by women writers, whether they’re writing short memoir stories or a book-length memoir, is   How do I know where my story begins, and how do I know where it ends?   It’s an excellent question because when we write memoir we are writing from our life […]

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Write a Flash Memoir: Word Count Counts!

“The urgency of having to fit the content into an abbreviated frame is what makes it powerful.” Dinty Moore   Last week’s article defined flash memoir, and pointed you in the direction of the online magazine Brevity: A Journal of Concise Nonfiction so that you could read a handful of Brevity pieces with an eye […]

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Author Interview: Essayist Jenny Poore on Writing and Voice

One of my favorite online literary journals is Full Grown People, founded and edited by Jennifer Niesslein. FGP publishes “essays that tackle those moments in life when you wonder, what’s next?” and, if you’re on their email list, like I am, delivers a new essay into in your inbox on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which […]

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