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I pulled this list of memoir categories together for the memoir class I'm teaching with Linda Joy Myers. I've been sharing it with a few people who've found it fun to contemplate, so I'm sharing it here, too. I'd love to hear your additions or tweaks.   Childhood, Adolescent, and Coming of Age Memoirs • Family dynamics, dysfunction, drama •…

The desire to write is a strong pull. Anyone who’s written a book or is currently writing a book knows intimately the power writing can wield over us. As much as we want it and love it, our writing can start to feel like a “should,” and a little bit like a spurned lover when we’re not giving it our…

One week from today Kamy Wicoff, founder of SheWrites.com, and I will be launching She Writes Press, an independent publishing company that will serve the members of SheWrites.com and offer an alternative to traditional publishing. So consider this a sneak peek! All the legwork that’s gone into preparing to launch the press has given me an opportunity to research the…

I can’t remember ever having done a post that stemmed from being fed up, but that’s exactly what’s prompting this month’s newsletter. In the past several months I’ve been on more than a few webinars and teleseminars in which coaches and authors are claiming to have the secrets to being a bestseller, or even claiming that their books are bestsellers.…

It’s not possible to write a post that expresses the mixed emotions I feel as I prepare to leave Seal Press at the end of this month and strike out on my own to grow Warner Coaching. I am thrilled and ready, eager and proud, and sad and nostalgic all at once. Seal has given me more than I ever…

On March 8, I participated in a roundtable discussion with Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, on the topic of techniques to get unstuck and into flow. If you’re interested in hearing more, you can listen to the archive here: Among the many tips and ideas we discussed—from the value of creating an outline to…

Scroll down to take advantage of $200 worth of services for FREE!   It’s normal for writers to become discouraged at some point in their journey to getting published. For some it starts well before their manuscript is complete. For others the challenges don’t truly start until they start shopping their proposal and manuscript to agents or publishers and getting…

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