“If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.” – Gerald R. Ford As a writer, there may come a point when you’re going to have to speak or at least…

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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh The Simple Things in Life Part of my memoir writing journey has been about self-discovery and the healing process. The events that lead me to write The Shoebox Effect were big ones.  However, what I found when I was reminiscing…

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“In case you never get a second chance: don’t be afraid!” “And what if you do get a second chance?” “You take it!” C. JoyBell C. We’ve all been there. Maybe it is that lost love, the one that got away. It could be that opportunity you walked by. Not taking a chance due to…

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  -Aristotle Recently, I wrote about 5 Memoirs You Must Read in 2019. While each one of these books means something important to me, I wanted to do a special blog post today. As a writer I know all about the hard work and long hours that go…

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My Personal Journey Through the Writing and Publishing Process Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost Ask any author what they think about the publishing process and they will all tell you the same thing. Writing is…

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I was originally going to write about how you could begin writing your own memoir. I may circle back and write some helpful tips in the future. However, it occurred to me that for most people, the hardest part is getting started. While life gives all of us numerous events and moments that we can…

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