Blog Post: Three-Tip Thursday

In my writing business, people sometimes ask:  “What should I do if I want to start writing my life story?”  Here are my tips and suggestions for any writing project.

  • Tip 1:  Start small.  Just start.  Pick a story or event that was important and write what you remember.  Then, put it away and do another one.  You can always refine later once you have a few under your belt.
  • Tip 2:  Don’t set too many guidelines for yourself, at the onset.  A personal history or memoir doesn’t have to be a chronological history of your life.  It can be whatever you want it to be.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed; make it your project with your rules.
  • Tip 3:  Establish a routine time for writing.  This goes for any project.  Once it’s on your calendar, it’s easier to stick with it.  Five minutes, 10 minutes, a half an hour, a half a day.  You pick. Plan it and make it work for you.

What are your favorite tips for writing or business projects?  Let me know or comment on the blog.

Have you heard about the Prescott Writing Project?  Prescott, AZ area residents can submit a 500-word personal story or memoir to be included in a bigger project and various social media.  Email me for more info!

Tomorrow is Free Friday Recommendations!  Have you emailed me your memoir recommendations? Anyone who submits enters to win a gift card, journal or one of my favorite books.

Be sure to share this blog if you like what you read.  Thanks! : )

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