Debbie LaChusa

Memoir Journey

Posts chronicling my memoir writing journey, lessons learned, observations, revelations, and thoughts on the art of writing memoir.

I Just Completed a Memoir Writing Course, Now What?

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I enrolled in an online memoir writing course last November. Twelve weeks. Twelve lessons. All taught by an award-winning, best-selling memoirist. It’s one of the smartest (I’m patting myself on the back!) decisions I could have made. Although I’ve been writing my entire adult life, I didn’t know what I didn’t know about writing memoir,

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Writing is Prohibited

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The email landed in my inbox on Saturday afternoon. That’s when they always arrive. Every week, a new chapter released, with video and text lessons, interviews, suggested reading, and of course writing exercises. The subject line read, Writing is Prohibited. I breathed a sigh of relief. After beginning the memoir writing course with an excited

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