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How to write a memoir

How to Write Your Memoir: A 5-Step Guide

May 4, 2020

Memoir is not just a fancy literary term for an autobiography. I say that from the start, because I so often hear the terms incorrectly interchanged. Your memoir will be autobiographical, of course, but it can’t be about you. Confused yet? Stay with me. Autobiography… [Continue reading below]

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How to Write a Book From Start to Finish

How to Write a Book From Start to Finish: A Proven Guide

January 6, 2020

So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people. But writing a book isn’t easy. As a 21-time New York Times bestselling author, I can tell you:… [Continue reading below]

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How to Start Writing a Memoir

How to Start Writing Your Memoir

November 4, 2019

Guest post by Joe Bunting How do you start writing a book about your life? How do you take your whole lived experience, all the memories and emotions and events, and then write a first page? Or even a first sentence? It’s not easy, right?… [Continue reading below]

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How to write an anecdote

How to Write an Anecdote and Why Stories Bring Your Nonfiction to Life

September 26, 2017

You have a message to share with the world, but so far, people don’t seem interested. Are you wasting your time? You are if your nonfiction fails to engage an agent or publisher. You may have forgotten the importance of storytelling — yes, even in… [Continue reading below]

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Great Opening Lines

How to Start a Story: Writing a Great Opening Line for Your Novel or Nonfiction Book

March 14, 2017

Some say editors and agents can decide against your manuscript within the first three pages. Harsh as that sounds, the truth is worse… They can actually pass judgment within the first few paragraphs. If they aren’t hooked immediately, they move on. That doesn’t sound fair,… [Continue reading below]

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