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...
Writing tip: check your verbs

Writing tip: check your verbs

If you want to give your writing more impact and energy, pay attention to verbs. Sure, sure, the active verbs (the ones that describe what's happening and how). But don't sleep on the state-of-being verbs. What? Yeah, I don't remember learning about them in English...