In writing memoir, internal voices—with competing interests—can emerge to inform the narrative. A rounded story is careful to balance them all.
Misguided feedback, which can damage your manuscript, often arises from a common mistake: asking the right question of the wrong person.
Finding the right editor or critique partner is important, but so is being mentally prepared for the feedback you’ll receive.
Like story arcs, individual scenes also have shapes. Understanding yours can help you improve the ones that are falling flat.
In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the top rung is where creativity happens—after our sustenance and security are met. Many of us are just not there, yet.
Learn a few simple tricks to schmooze like a pro at your next writing conference—or at least operate like a less awkward version of yourself.