Editing Services Blog September 2007

Sep 30, 2007, What's Your Reason For Writing A Memoir?

"I started writing in earnest to save myself. It didn't have to do with anybody else. I started writing strictly to keep from sticking my head in the oven," says Barbara Robinette Moss about her memoirs, Change Me Into Zeus' Daughter and Fierce.

What is your motivation for writing?

Most writers will say that they feel compelled to write. Those who write memoirs have as many reasons for writing as any other group.

Writing a memoir is both easier and more difficult than other writing.

It's easier because you have the basic material at hand.

It's harder because you are close to the material.

What many do not realize before they begin to write a memoir is the price that many writers pay when laying bare so many deep and personal memories.

Those who have undertaken the journey are usually glad they paid the price.

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Sep 11, 2007, Self-Publishing Mentor

Learn how a mentor can help a self-publishing writer.

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Sep 4, 2007, Who is Max Perkins?

Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe all had the same editor. A self publishing author explores the need for editing.

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Sep 4, 2007, Book Review Wee Jimmy

A book review for a self-published children's story, Wee Jimmy. Procedes to charity.

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Sep 1, 2007, Dyslexic Writer Speaks

When Alice Taylor contacted me to say that she would be interviewed on a Toronto radio station, I wasn't surprised. Alice is a self-described "adventurous person." I know her also to be a determined person and a writer with a great gift for words. I've watched class after class of young children listen riveted to her book-length poem.

Alice is writing genre fiction these days. From her Web site, you can visit her blog for more information on her writing.

Oh yes, the dyslexic bit. If you haven't already read it, I recommend Alice's story about living and writing with dyslexia.

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