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FROM THE EDITOR: Coffee on the Deck - Ramblings on the Writing Life

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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer


Queries, Pitches and Proposals

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Creative Nonfiction: Essays, Memoirs, and the Personal Side of Writing

Boosting Your Creativity
Feeling Boxed In? Try an Extreme Makeover to Boost Your Creativity - Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant
Mindplay - Peggy Bechko
Writing and the Cosmic Shopping Mall (or how to access your creative mind and silence the inner critic), by Emily Hanlon

Essays
Essay Writing: When It's Just Too Personal - Heather Haapoja
An Exercise in Essay-Writing - Sheila Bender
Fifteen Paying Markets for Personal Essays and Life Stories - Chryselle D'Silva Dias
Finding Your Writing's "Occasion" - Sheila Bender
Personally Speaking - Kathryn Lay
Writing From Anticipation - Sheila Bender
Writing the Personal Essay - Mridu Khullar

Memoirs, Biography and Family History
Grab That Memory Before It Slips Away! - Uma Girish
How to Create the Ultimate Holiday Newsletter - Moira Allen
How to Keep your Memoir Writing Sharp and Vital - Dr. Allan Hunter
How to Write a Travel Memoir - Aditi Bose
How to Write Winning First-Person Stories - C.S. Paquin
Portrait of a Relative - Ruth Danner
Writing a Family History - Moira Allen

Journals & Journaling
Keeping a Writer's Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing - Sheila Bender
Twenty-Two Reasons to Turn to Your Journal for Catharsis and Creativity - Noelle Sterne

For more information, check our links to:
Christian Writing Resources · Essays, Journaling, Memoirs and Personal Histories


Recommended Reading


Writer's Market


Christian Writers' Market Guide

Writing to Win: The Colossal Guide to Writing Contests


Crafting The Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction

Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir

How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer

Inventing the Truth

Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

The Oral History Workshop: Collect and Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family and Friends

Telling True Stories

Turning Memories into Memoirs

Writing Creative Nonfiction

Writing from Life: How to Turn Your Personal Experience into Profitable Prose


Writing the Memoir

Writing Your Life

Your Life as Story

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