Creating an Annual New Year’s Letter

The holiday season is the perfect time to reach out and connect with family and friends near and far. For many of us, it’s a great opportunity to hone our writing skills and create an annual letter that lets everyone know what’s transpired during the past twelve...

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Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

How much thought do you give to the impact of the words and phrases you say to yourself and others? As a writer and editor, I think about the words we use—a lot! Not only written words, but also the words we use in conversation, whether in self-talk or with others....

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Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

What does it mean to write the in-between? Until quite recently, I coached writers, especially those working on memoirs, to “dig deep." I encouraged them to get to the heart of their stories and those core experiences and truths. To take us into their learnings,...

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