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Five Things to Look for When Hiring a Content Marketing Writer

This article (by someone who’s run a corporate writing agency for 15 years) lists the five things he looks for when hiring content marketing writers and editors–and I’ve got all five covered.

Memoir: Do You Tell?

How do you choose to alert people who appear in your books that you are writing about them—or do you not alert them at all?

A Farm Dies Once a Year

The new memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year, by Arlo Crawford, is, according to the Washington Post, “elegant and richly detailed.” Amazon.com describes it as an intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living: The …

Mary Karr: ‘For Our People to Do Anything to Generate Income That Won’t Land You in Prison, It’s a Win’

What an interesting read, this Paris Review interview with Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club: A Memoir. It’s not a new article; I just stumbled upon it. An excerpt from the interview: INTERVIEWER Did you tell your family you were going to write about them? KARR I’d warned my …

Howie Mandel, My Great-Great-Great Grandfather & Hawaii’s Poi

I could almost see him: The elderly, blind man with the thick shock of white hair, sitting on a lauhala mat on the floor, a cloth tied around his forehead to catch the sweat, swinging a stone poi pounder rhythmically onto the cooked kalo on the wooden poi board in front of him.

Zinsser, Memoirs & ‘No Project Too Weird’

An autobiography summarizes and tells the whole of a person’s life. It is the story of a life. A memoir has a narrower focus, and tells a story “from a life.” Author (and memoir writer) Gore Vidal describes the difference this way: “A memoir is how one remembers one’s own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dated, facts double-checked.”