To fall in love with this career, you’ll need a lot of self-confidence in conversing with strangers and different personality-types to flesh out a story.
Here are six ways that people who keep personal journals and diaries have handled the issue of privacy. See if you can combine these ideas
Popular magazines each have their own policy for accepting real life stories. Some offer a flat rate to everybody who has a half way decent tale to tell regardless of the importance or uniqueness of the situation.
Here are a few prompts to stimulate your memory and to encourage your creativity…of which you have plenty to work with and to share.
The memoir. For years a former agent of mine – who happened to represent one of the country’s most commercially successful memoirists – had been after me to write mine.
If you have problems – and let’s face it – we all do, then journal writing can serve as a creative problem-solving tool.
For most of us, there’s a lot more going on inside our minds and bodies than we let on. We may carry ourselves with the utmost confidence, when in reality we feel like a mess.
The keeping of a personal journal has been a pursuit of human society for many hundreds of years. Here’s how to start writing your journal today.
One requisite to break into this market is you must write with accuracy. Editors demand accuracy in all technical contributions. Most, if not all, freelance submissions go through a peer-to-peer review and, if deemed necessary, the editorial board or engineering staff will scrutinize every detail in your article.
People write memoirs or autobiographies for a number of reasons, but one thing we can expect as we go through the process is a deeper understanding of ourselves. As we recall and record our life stories, we learn a great deal about who we are and how we came to be the persons we are
When subjects excite your curiosity, make a note of it. Draw an image of it. Write a blog post about it. Tweet it. Dream about it at night. Before long, you will have your own prized collection of story ideas.
In my first eighteen years as a writer I feel like I made almost every mistake an author can make. I’ve been ripped off by vanity publishers, have paid more than I should for sub-par editing, and spent many years working hard without making any real progress. This all changed for me
I’ve been keeping a nature journal on and off over the past twenty-five years and have found it helpful in deepening my connection with nature. By journaling, I’ve become more observant of the sights, sounds, scents, and feel of what’s around me in the natural world. I notice, for example, not just the fact that I’m walking through a forest or a grove of trees
We can appreciate the harmony of color in a painting or a beautiful line in a sculptured figure; we can hear the harmony of sound in music or see the harmony of ideas in a story.
It is nearly impossible to market and sell a poorly edited book. Whether you contract with a traditional publisher or self-publish, an experienced editor is the key to your book’s success. If you choose the self-publishing route, it’s important to know what to look for.
Don’t be surprised if during your next visit, your doctor hands you a prescription for a journal with instructions to write a minimum of 30 minutes a day!
Putting our thoughts on paper can be a powerful experience – especially so with a journaling tool called Unsent Letters. Read more inside.
As a memoir teacher, I find that people are very worried about the ethical issues involved in memoir writing. Here’s how to think about truth and lies.
Chances are, the subjects of many intense stories don’t realize the potency of their tales. So what to do? You co-write their memoirs.
For some, writing about their emotional trauma brings emotional release from their pain. But how does it work? Read on inside.
Take a cue from famous and uncelebrated writers alike in adopting one of these unusual cures for writer’s block that do actually work.
Memoir writing can be a great process if it is done properly. However, if you’ve never been taught how to do it properly then it can be an extremely difficult task that is draining and annoying to continue with
What differentiates memoir from autobiography is that it deals with only a slice, a portion or event in your life, rather than your whole life. Memoir is a story within the story of your life. Stay focused on your chosen topic. Avoid meandering off in another direction.