How to write an assessment or review

How to write an assessment or review

Writing performance reviews and self-assessments can be intimidating. But I've got a strategy that helps. It started as a framework for sketching out a persuasive argument for students, but I quickly saw that it had a lot of non-school applications, like the closely...
Why hire a memoir coach

Why hire a memoir coach

There's a lot of advice out there for folks who want to write their memoirs. This is the second in a series of posts by our resident memoir coach, Pete Andersen. Read the first one: 5 reasons you should write that memoir! Reasons to hire a memoir-writing coach What do...
Tips for memoir writing

Tips for memoir writing

A lot of memoir writers ask friends and family to read their work along the way. And that's great. I'm all for getting audience feedback. But most of the memoirists I talk to say the comments aren't super helpful. Here's how to get better insights from the people...
Word study: contronyms

Word study: contronyms

Grammar's not usually my jam, but I love a good word study. I thought I knew a lot about words, but I'd never heard about contronyms (which are technically grammar). Thanks to the BBC show QI, now I'm obsessed. They're words that are their own opposites. Examples:...