AI: Friend or Foe for Writers?

AI: Friend or Foe for Writers?

I know that you’ve heard of ChatGPT by now. AI is being integrated into every facet of life, it seems, from the grocery store to texting. Some people willingly embrace it, others actively fear it, and still others remain ambivalent. I’ve been watching the evolution of...
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. ...
The Value of Accountability in Writing

The Value of Accountability in Writing

Memoirs are deeply personal, no matter the topic. Whether you’re chronicling your journey with a chronic illness, writing about grief and loss, or sharing your experience as an athlete, these personal stories are often harder to write down.  A blank page can be...
Tips for Creating an Inspiring Writing Space

Tips for Creating an Inspiring Writing Space

Whether you write for a living or for leisure, you need a space to let your creative juices flow. No matter if you’re living in a 2500 square foot home, or you share a two-bedroom apartment with 3 other humans…there are ways to create the space you need. Think how...
4 Ways to Avoid Libel in Memoir Writing

4 Ways to Avoid Libel in Memoir Writing

So, you’ve decided to write your story—good for you!—but you’re struggling with how “honest” you should be. I get it: you don’t want to cause hurt feelings, but you also want to avoid being sued for libel. And, yet, you want to write your story as you see your...
Dealing With Insecurities While Writing Your Memoir

Dealing With Insecurities While Writing Your Memoir

You may think that the first hurdle to getting your story written down would be the actual writing part, but I have some news for you… The reality is that the very first hurdle that new (and even experienced writers) face is insecurity. Even at the thought of writing...