What I Learned About Life & Writing From Norman Lear

My parents were really about as opposite from Archie & Edith Bunker as you could get. My father was an extreme liberal–he was anti-war and very, very, very pro-civil rights. We heard Martin Luther King, Jr. speak when my brother and I were youngsters and my...

How Not to Look Like an Amateur: Punctuating Dialogue

We all know the rules for punctuating quotes, right? Commas and periods go inside the quotation marks. Colons and semi-colons go outside. (Get a monthly writing tip here!) [This always reminds me of an ancient skit on SNL which I will mangle but had to do with someone...

5 ways to Overcome Self Doubt and Write Your How-to Book

I asked Lisa Tener to share with my readers some of her best tips for taking on the challenge of self-doubt–which is one of the most normal states of being for a writer no matter how experienced! She writes here about how-to books but this applies to memoir and...

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