memoir writing

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7 Tips for Writing for Publication

The chapters of my book are due to a publisher in one week; these tips for writing for publication will make those chapters lively, concrete, and strong! These writing tips focus on the craft of writing (not the mechanics, such as grammar, spelling, or sentence construction). You’re here, which means you want to get published. It was a dream for […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at the end, plus additional resources on how to start writing […]

An Inspirational Fundraising Speech for a Nonprofit Organization

This isn’t just an example of an inspirational speech for a charity; it’s the actual talk my Little Sister and I did at a Big Sisters Fundraising Gala in Vancouver. We received a standing ovation and raised more money for our charity than even planning committee expected!

How to Use the Power of Storytelling When You Write

Here, you’ll find five tips on how to tell stories when you write articles, newsletters, reports and other types of writing. Learn how to tap into the creative power of storytelling… “People don’t want more information,” writes Annette Simmons, author of The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling. “They are up to their eyeballs in […]

How to Journal – and a Bunch of Journaling Ideas

When I taught grade 8, my students had to journal every day. These journaling ideas and tips on how to journal are based on my experience with my students – and inspired by a beautiful new book about journaling alone, together. In Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, Ahava Shira, Wendy Judith […]

8 Tips for Writing Your Life Story

The first tip on how to write your life story is from John Irving, the next five are from Writing the Memoir, and the rest are from my research on writing autobiographies, memoirs, and life stories. For a step-by-step guide on writing the story of your life, read Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington. A book like this […]