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Elena Georgiou: Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied...


For all the people who just wrote to ask me how to improve their work, see below:

After twenty-two years of helping people to improve their writing--this applies to all genres--the top ten bits of advice come down to four.  I'll leave it to a famous writer to pass on, since I love her work and people seem to listen more closely to the famous:

Zadie Smith (pictured above): 

1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

Tips on Memoir, Revising and Editing

Tue, 2013-10-29 14:09 -- Anonymous (not verified)


by Aimee Liu


Here's the art of memoir in a nutshell:

Through the story of the experience, we get to know the past you; through the voice and insights you bring to the writing of that experience, we get to know and care about the present you -- and we learn what you've learned between past and present, which is really what your memoir is about.



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