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What’s New for WritingThroughLife in 2018 6

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW what’s in store for WritingThroughLife in 2018? Based on your emails and 2017 reader survey results, I’ve planned several exciting new series and initiatives, some of which have already started. You told me you wanted help with your biggest challenge — to write consistently and […]


Your Best Writing Year Yet! – The Action Plan 4

THIS IS THE SECOND of a new series designed to help you create and achieve your writing productivity goals. In last week’s article, Part 1, I showed you how to set your one-word intentional focus for the year and create your “big-rock” writing goal. Part 2 builds on the first, […]


A Holiday Message with Writing Inspiration 1

My dear friends and WritingThroughLife readers,  I want to wish you happy and warm holidays! I also want to encourage you to take time to write about your holiday experiences and thoughts. To that end, here are a few of my most popular and inspiring holiday writing posts, with plenty […]


Read Like a Writer, Part 12: Structure – Born to Run 2

THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL ARTICLE IN THE READ LIKE WRITER SERIES, in which I discuss Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run. Today, I’m exploring how Springsteen structured his memoir and how that might inform our writing. Warning: this discussion of structure contains spoilers and is intended for those […]


Discover Your Memoir’s Underlying Themes 11

MEMOIRS ARE DRIVEN BY THEME. When you begin writing your memoir, it’s because you want to tell a story about a particular aspect of your life. It could be the discovery of a family secret, going through the loss of a loved one, overcoming an abusive childhood or addiction, or […]


2017 Reader Survey Results 2

THE 2017 READER SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN, and here’s what you told me. Who you are — No real surprise here. The vast majority (95%) of you who completed the survey are women, age 55+ (82%), are retired or work part-time, and have incomes of less than 100k per year. […]