How to Write a Memoir? Talk to Pooh Hodges

cat-talk-with-marrion-roach-smith-630x473AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, I talk to my dog. But that does not prevent me from also talking to cats, as I did last week. I think it went quite well, especially considering that the cat is Pooh Hodges, a scrappy raconteur (note the one ear), whose typist assists him in his wildly popular column on the marvelous website, The Write Practice. Have a look at How to Write a Memoir, and if you like what you read, please go tell Pooh.

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How to Get to Your Best Memoir Writing

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Memoir Editor? Developmental Editor? What’s in a Name?

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