Non-Fiction

Video Book-Coaching Session with Jennie Nash

I’m so excited today to be able to share with you this 30-minute video session with book coach Jennie Nash, and to be part of a special offer she’s extending to readers of Write It Sideways: a free week’s trial of her new book-coaching program, Author Accelerator. Jennie and I first connected years ago when […]

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I Got Published in “The Writer” Magazine

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I’m happy to share some exciting news with you today: an essay of mine was purchased by The Writer a few months ago, and it appears in the November issue. The piece is called “Stand out”; the cover line is “Make your mark in literary journals.” Although “Stand out” is not available online, the November issue is on […]

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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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