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Memoir Writing: A Book of Untruths by Miranda Doyle
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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
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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...

Finding a Remarkable Story by Charles Den Tex
Posted by Charles Den Tex and Anneloes Timmerije in , .

‘You simply HAVE to hear this story.’ That’s how it started. The words were spoken by a good friend and film producer. He told the story and we hung on...

Co Writing Trapped In Iran: Ups and Downs by Kaylene Petersen
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The truth is, Trapped in Iran was not planned in any great detail. As professional – and impressive  ­–  as it may sound to say Samieh and I sat down...

Memoir: Why Fact is Stranger Than Fiction by Alana Kirk

The wonderful Nora Ephron summed it up beautifully when she said in one of the essays from her memoir I Hate my Neck: “ I can’t believe how real life...

Writing History for Periodicals: Tips and Tricks by Cian Manning

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston S. Churchill. As a new editor to the field of history journals; a minefield of issues related to...

Ghost Writing And The Story Within…by Mary Malone
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Ghost Writing came to me in an email. My name had been put forward to a young Limerick lady, Patricia Ingle, who was setting out to write her story after...

Why Blogging Can Improve Your Writing by Alana Kirk
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Blogging is one of those activities that you either love or hate.  It can be seen as a global audience for narcissistic rantings, or a platform for the everyday Joe...