From rejection to number 1 bestseller

Thank you to memoirist Grace Olsen for this wonderful guest post. I came across Grace on Twitter and was hugely impressed with her positive attitude towards self-publishing and the success she has had.


What would you do in this situation?

Earlier this year, I finally got around to reading the memoir Educated by Tara Westover. So many people had recommended it to me.


“I bought a desk!”

This week I started the first of my new memoir writing groups. The first one was in Herne Bay, where I met with several writers, two of whom I had worked with before.


Out In The World

Something that I don’t see written or spoken about very much is how it feels to release your story into the wild.
Or at least, how authors feel at this crucial stage other than deliriously happy.


Damp Squib

Some finales are a bit rubbish, aren’t they. I never watched Game Of Thrones but I know some people really had the hump about it.


Take Your Time

Now I want to talk about why it can be good, and by good, I mean resulting in a more authentic memoir and healing creative experience, if you take your time writing the thing.


Your Perfect Writing Space

Assuming you might be trying mine and James Clear’s advice (and attaching your writing habits to other habits you already have) what about where we write? Is the space in which you write important to you?


Making time to write our memoirs

So when I say that I hear, “I’m going to make time,” or “I must make time,” it’s not that I don’t believe people. I do and I do everything in my power to encourage them. But what isn’t true, is that we can make time.


The Lost Bookmark

Sometime over Christmas, my husband and I watched the multi-award-winning psychological drama The Lost Daughter. If you’ve seen it, you know. If you haven’t, I urge you to watch it. It is spellbinding.


Taking care while writing memoir

Last weekend I led a Voice in Memoir workshop at Faversham Literary Festival. It was, as always, wonderful to be in the company of people who are curious about memoir.

Dear Marnie