Tips on Writing Flash Memoir

I love writing flash. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or a memoir piece about my former life as a nurse.

What I’ve found as I attempt to write the perfect piece is –  it ain’t easy! Getting to the story in a sharp, succinct manner while packing just the right punch is difficult for the most seasoned writer. I’m still reaching for that star.

Brevity covers this topic in one of the best posts I’ve read in a long time Here’s just a sample of the Don’t tips you’ll learn from,  All’s Well That Ends Well.  

Things to Avoid

  • Summarize
  • Explain
  • Justify
  • Excuse

To read more and see the examples, check out All’s Well That Ends Well at Brevity.

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

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10 Gift Suggestions for the Writer

It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on Thanksgiving and the inevitable Black Friday Christmas rush! Buying for kids and grandkids that already have the latest gadgets is becoming more and more difficult, but I refuse to resort to the dreaded gift card.

Unlike our children, there are lots of great ideas for the writers in our life.  So, to help you get a start on the madness, check out these great gift ideas.

My ten top suggestions for the writer in your life.

  1. I would be remiss if I did not plug my own short story collection – Maybe Next Time – available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback.

 

 

2.  Carve Magazine Gift a one-year subscription plus an extra goodie.

 

 

 

 

3. Available on Amazon:

3d-Rose, Please Do Not Annoy The Writer Black – Two Tone Black Mug, 11.oz

       3d- Rose I Write What’s Your  Superpower?  Two Tone Black Mug, 11 .oz, Black/White

4. The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain.

 

 

 

5.  Ernest Hemingway Engraved Quote Pen – “In order to write about life, first you must live it.”

 

 

 

 

6.     5-Pc.Typewriter Coaster Set          

7.  On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft  Special Edition by Stephen King.

 

 

8Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft: A step-by-step guide to a better novel by Janice Hardy.  

 

 

 

9.  Say What? Second Edition: The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage by C. S. Lakin.

 

 

 

10.  a must-have collection from Writers Helping WritersThe Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Trait ThesaurusThe Negative Trait ThesaurusThe Urban Setting Thesaurus, The Rural Setting Thesaurus, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus.

      

  

Happy shopping!

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.