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Genre: Misery Lit, Anyone? (Part 2) by Shane Dunphy
Posted by Shane Dunphy in , .

A further thing that gets brought up regularly when discussing misery lit is the issue of ethics – I get asked about them a lot.  Am I not breaching confidentiality...

Genre: Misery Lit, Anyone? (Part 1) by Shane Dunphy
Posted by Shane Dunphy in , .

I was contacted by an American reader recently, who was in a state of distress.  She had posted on the Facebook page of the writer Cathy Glass.  Cathy is the...

Five Tips for Planning a Memoir by Martin Cavannagh
Posted by Martin Cavannagh in , .

Martin Cavannagh is a writer for Reedsy, a marketplace with tools that allows authors and publishers to find top editorial, design and marketing talent. Over 3,000 books have been published...

Editing Personal Diaries for Publication by Cormac K.H. O’Malley
Posted by Cormac K.H. O’Malley in , , .

There were many issues involved in publishing ‘Nobody’s Business’: The Aran Diaries of Ernie O’Malley which might be of interest to anyone who reads a published diary or who might...

Memoir and Memory: My Father’s Wake by Kevin Toolis
Posted by Kevin Toolis in , .

‘I’ve got a book in me too.’ For a writer it must be the most depressing sentence in the English, Irish, or any language; the casual conversation with a relative...

Writing Great Personal Essays: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
Posted by Ellen Brickley in , , .

The word ‘essay’ strikes fear into many hearts, with its connotations of heavy academic papers or boring school assignments. Essays don’t need to be dull – some of the best...

Memoir Writing: A Book of Untruths by Miranda Doyle
Posted by Miranda Doyle in , .

Let’s face it: memoir is a disreputable genre. It’s often miserable, sometimes ghosted, and relies upon a shaky memory to pretend its truths.  In the end the promise that we...

A Guide to Writing Your First Non-Fiction Book by Clare O’Dea

Since my first book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, was published last October, I’ve met several people who have mentioned to me their wish to write a...

Writing about Writing by Corina Duyn
Posted by Corina Duyn in , , .

Part of our identity and our abilities may be hidden away like treasures at the bottom of the sea until we are forced to find them. Tobi Zausner – When Walls Become...

5 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make by Alex Gazzola

We can all learn from our mistakes. But that learning is dependent on the recognition of errors we’ve made – and often we don’t see them. An obvious example is...

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