Category Archives: Memoir

Audio memoir–part three

As mentioned before, you don’t need to be a professional sound engineer to create an audio memoir. You do need to be patient and persistent. You also need to be willing to learn some new skills. Thankfully, they aren’t too … Continue reading

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Audio memoir–part two

Thanks to the efforts of my writer/musician/watchmaker friend, Steve Whitworth, I finally have the information I need to finish addressing the topic of audio memoirs. Steve’s knowledge and familiarity with the art of sound recording far exceeds anything most folk … Continue reading

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More on covers, not “moron covers”

I know your Mom told you not to judge a book by its cover, but frankly that’s absurd. If someone’s browsing for a book to buy, the cover is the first thing they see. If you can’t intrigue a potential reader during the nanosecond he or she … Continue reading

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How to drive readers away. Cover fails…

Good covers help sell books; bad ones almost never do. I say “almost” because you might find a cover are so utterly awful, amateurish or dumb that you’re tempted to buy it to see if the writing is just as bad. This is like hitting your … Continue reading

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Saving your family’s words of wisdom

I touched on this topic a couple years back, but it bears repeating, especially for those working on a memoir. For many of us, there are precious words of wisdom tucked away in our memories. Odd and typically quirky, these folksy … Continue reading

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The Great Skippy Peanut Butter Factory Massacre

For too many memoir writers, the task is about recounting a life and nothing more. What these folks miss is the opportunity to share life lessons from a more mature perspective. I’m not talking about Monday morning quarterbacking. There’s a … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

…you’ve just gotta resist temptation. And most especially if you’re writing a memoir. Trouble is, there are several temptations which often crop up during the writing of a memoir, and in almost every case, caving to any of them will … Continue reading

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