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The Ugly Truth: An Advice Column for Nonfiction Writers


Very funny re-blog today, with many not so subtle truth-punches…

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Some pointed advice channeled through guest blogger Anita Gill:

zz anita.JPG Anita Gill (aka Ugly Truth)

Dear Ugly Truth,

I want to write a memoir about my childhood, but I can’t seem to do it. Every time I sit down to start writing about it, I freeze up. I can’t put down a single word.

I’m so scared that my family will read my memoir and we will have a falling out. I’ve heard of this happening to many memoirists, and I don’t want to do any damage to my family.

How do I get over this fear and write?

Sincerely,

Writer’s Block

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Dear Writer’s Block,

Ah, the fear before the plunge! There’s so much at stake! You have a story you want to share with the world, and by “world” I’m referring to the 15 sentient beings who still read books. You have a narrator looking back on…

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