Monthly Archives: April 2013

Writing the memoir

Did you know that there is a difference between writing “memoirs’ and writing “a memoir?” Well, I didn’t. This week I have been reading Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington (1997). Her book is unexpectedly delightful and inspiring. Memoirs are in … Continue reading

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“From the moment you start putting words on the page…”

I’m still on the subject of marketing yourself. Noelle Sterne shares some insights in her blog, Seven Lessons Reluctantly Learned from Publishing My First Book « FundsforWriters. The article comes after her success, but I think the first three points are … Continue reading

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To unravel or not to unravel

My mother, who suffered a stroke a year ago, has recently taught herself to knit. I keep in touch with her by phone because we live a thousand miles apart. I admire her spirit. She is determined not to let … Continue reading

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Marketing myself

The thought of marketing myself, or my product sends me into a state of sheer anxiety. Look, I’ll just put my writing out there and if nobody buys it, fine. Just, please, don’t even hint at the fact that I … Continue reading

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On time management and self-discipline

Has it come to this? Why of course! And we always knew it would, one day. Joking aside, I was reading Sally Stuart’s Guide to Publishing a few days ago and became motivated to make some changes. It happened because … Continue reading

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