Commas Can Kiss My Ass! Says Bright, Alert Memoirist

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If you’ve been wanting to become a memoirist, here’s your first lesson, called “Commas can kiss my ass!” It’s also my very first video. Comments are welcome! Go ahead, let me have it. Basically, the thing is, don’t let a fear of getting your grammar and punctuation wrong hold you back from putting words on … Read moreCommas Can Kiss My Ass! Says Bright, Alert Memoirist

Everyone Wants a Piece of the Best-Selling Honey Badger

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Once upon a time, a client urged me to write her memoir so as to give this impression: “I’m like that honey badger!” When I asked what in the world that meant, she replied, “I’m a badass and I really don’t give a shit!” I had no idea what she was talking about, so she … Read moreEveryone Wants a Piece of the Best-Selling Honey Badger

Bestselling Writing Advice. It’s to Help You Be Better

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I recently took a class with the famous thriller writer Dan Brown! A lot of things he said stood out, but I particularly thought he had a unique approach to staying fresh during his writing time. He has an app–I don’t know what it’s called–that forces you to take a break every hour by literally … Read moreBestselling Writing Advice. It’s to Help You Be Better

Enjoy Biography Writing Victory, Scene by Scene

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If you’re writing a memoir, and you don’t “have time to write,” there’s always the audio-tape method. This biography writing trick is far more effective than most people think. Best of all, this method gives you permission to do two things: one, talk your book instead of write it and two, tell it out of … Read moreEnjoy Biography Writing Victory, Scene by Scene

You’ll Cheer! Amazing Memoirist Reviewed by Expert NFReads

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I’m delighted that NFreads, a site that reviews and features great nonfiction has published a piece I wrote about working as a biographer with amazing memoirist Larry Vaughn. Take a look here! Larry has taken on the ambitious project of doing a public relations campaign for his book Business Cards and Shoe Leather. We sent … Read moreYou’ll Cheer! Amazing Memoirist Reviewed by Expert NFReads

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