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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 […]


5 Famous Authors Talk About Writing 3

WHEN IT COMES TO WRITING AND THE WRITING LIFE, every author has a different and unique take on his or her sources of inspiration, what makes for good writing, and what is most important for success. I gain both encouragement and confidence in my own approach when I listen to […]


How to Write Your Memoir: A 3-Step Guide by Jerry Jenkins 5

THIS WEEK, I have the honor of hosting Jerry Jenkins, author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of Jerry’s books have reached The New York Times best-seller list (seven debuting number one). This article was originally posted […]


Strengthen Your Writing – Kill Your Thought Verbs 7

WHEN LEARNING THE CRAFT OF WRITING — which, as far as I am concerned, is a never-ending state of being — we often hear the refrain that we should “show, not tell.” “Showing” means writing in scene, using physical actions, sense-based details, and dialogue to create the story, rather than explaining […]


8 Life-Writing and Memoir Blogs You’ll Want to Follow 12

IN ADDITION TO WRITING AND TEACHING about journaling and memoir writing, I enjoy visiting other journaling and memoir writing sites for additional inspiration, new approaches, and different perspectives on writing about and through life. What I have discovered in doing so, is that there are really very few blogs out […]


Wanted: Your Opinion 1

THIS POST is a bit of a departure from my usual, because I’d like to get your opinion about a future article series. As you know, since early 2015, in addition to articles on journaling, memoir writing, and general writing craft, I’ve been posting a series titled Word for Writers. I […]