Category Archives Write Your Book in Six Months

As Linda Joy Myers and I gear up to host some new fall classes and prepare for our next six-month course, I've been fully immersed in memoir land---one of my favorite places to be. If you can hold this list in your mind as you write your memoir, you'll have a leg up at least, and maybe even experience what…

This Friday, August 17, Linda Joy Myers of the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) and I are presenting a teleseminar all about the “muddy middle,” a term Linda Joy coined to describe that sticky, boggy middle place many writers know well. You know you’ve reached the muddy middle when your enthusiasm for your project begins to wane. Where you…

I couldn't be happier to be reporting, on my due date, that my book is with the copyeditor. Hurray! What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author will be available this August.

Heading into June with two chapters to complete before the end of the month, I realized that I had to move past the second to the last chapter and write my last chapter first. I did it, though I'm still feeling dread about circling back to the final unwritten chapter. 19 days to go before my July 1 deadline!

My writing update---about repurposing content and how that's keeping me on track this month during these very busy times!

What are they? 1. Use subheads. 2. Get comfortable in the role of expert, teacher, or guide. 3. Be relatable. 4. Write like you talk. 5. Encourage your reader. READ THE LONG VERSION HERE. Thanks for following!