Non-Fiction

Telling the Truth in Memoir: More Than Just Facts

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Today’s article is written by regular contributor Christi Craig. “Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt.” ~ Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club I don’t plan on writing a memoir. My life may be busy and fulfilling, chaotic and frustrating at times, but I doubt I could […]

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Susan Shankin: Crafting the Nonfiction Book Cover

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Today’s article is written by regular contributor Debra Eve.   What is your story about? In The Memoir Project, that’s the first question Marion Roach Smith asks beginning memoir writers. She often gets an answer that goes like this: “I grew up in the 1950s, a time of…” And she interrupts, because, “What they are telling me […]

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Crowdfunding for Authors: Is it right and is it right for you?

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Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and crowdfunding for authors is a bit controversial. Let’s take a look at whether, why, when, and how writers should approach crowdfunding. Full disclosure: last fall I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,607 to fund the production and printing of my picture book, the Animal Store Alphabet Book. […]

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Google Reader Dead! Stay Connected in 2013

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If you’ve been using the Google Reader RSS system for years as a means of reading all your favourite blogs, you’ll probably already know that as of July 1, 2013, Google is shutting it down. I was seriously shocked and irrationally afraid when I heard the news many months ago. What would I do? Where […]

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Excerpt Critique Call for Submissions, Nov. ’12

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Want to have a piece of your writing critiqued? Send us an excerpt from your novel or short story, and the readers of Write It Sideways will give you feedback on your writing. We will be accepting only six excerpts per call, so writers will get their feedback in three months or less. Excerpts will be chosen […]

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Next Steps: How to ‘Do More’ with Your Writing

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Today’s article is written by regular contributor Sarah Baughman. A friend recently wrote to ask for writing advice. “I’ve been thinking I might want to try to do more with writing,” she said, “and I truly have no idea of best next steps.” This friend already has a personal blog she uses mainly to keep in […]

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