Speaking of memoir writing…

Here’s a new article in the New York Times about boomers and their memoirs.

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Great List of Paying Writing Gigs!

Here’s a long list of publications that still pay for your writing!

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Is it time to write a memoir?

This recent lunar eclipse feels like it’s pushing me to write a memoir. The next obvious question is a memoir of what?  How many years should I tackle at once?

I don’t mind admitting the whole idea baffles me. Half of me feels certain my story is worth the effort to not only put it all down on paper, but also create a new e-book product, and then begin promoting it forever. The rest of me thinks I must be mad!

When I think of all the effort I have put into creating my previous books for a relatively small payback, I do have to wonder why I do what I do.

The only thing that keeps me going is the need to create and share myself with the world, and this marvelous quote from Robert Louis Stevenson:

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant…”

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The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour!

I just joined a great group of midlife writers in this tour.  All of them have something to say about the need to write and blog…

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Great Info. On Branding!

Have you seen this yet?  Luckily I’ve done most of this right even though I knew NOTHING about it ten years ago when I was first starting out!

A to Z Guide to Personal Branding-full-sized-450

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How to be a writer:

“Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.”              — Dan Harmon                                         

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Bloggers: STOP marketing for others for FREE!

I was just approached by one of those new “influencing agencies” who expect bloggers to sell products for them by giving them a “gift basket.”

To which I responded: “Nice Try!”

Here is my full response about what is happening in the blogosphere today!

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