Writing Exercise

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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Write a 5-Sentence Mini Memoir

I’ve “found” my voice, then, just where it ought to have been, in the body-warmed breath escaping my lungs and throat. Nancy Mairs   One of my mentoring clients mentioned recently that a writing teacher once told her 90 percent of writing comes down to “butt in chair.”   True, your butt has to be […]

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