The Power of Inclusive Language When Writing About Health

The Power of Inclusive Language When Writing About Health

The words we choose and the stories we tell matter. As someone who works in the memoir realm, I understand that every narrative carries weight, and this is especially true when discussing health. Today, I want to step into a more inclusive examination of what it means...
Minimizing Hurt When Sharing Your Story

Minimizing Hurt When Sharing Your Story

One of the most common questions I get asked by memoir writers is how to portray their story authentically, when memory fades, in a way that they won’t get sued.  Not everyone in your story is going to come out smelling like roses and that can cause anything from...
The Role of a Writing Coach

The Role of a Writing Coach

When I mention to people that I offer coaching services to writers, I’m sometimes met with a blank stare.  But… Sports coaches help athletes improve their game. Financial coaches help people better manage their money. Fitness coaches help with people’s various...
ChatGPT and Memoir

ChatGPT and Memoir

To say that ChatGPT has changed the writing game would be an understatement, but is this change really all that bad? Are there ways that using ChatGPT can actually help us write better? (I know, blasphemy! Us writers are all supposed to hate ChatGPT right? While I...
Using Gender-Inclusive Language in Writing

Using Gender-Inclusive Language in Writing

Language is powerful. It shapes so much of our lives and how we perceive and interact with those around us. It can both include and exclude, empower or marginalize, so it is important to be conscious of the words we use and the context in which we use them. ...