Scars and Stilettos: The first pages

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For those of you who haven’t read it, I am sharing the first few pages of my memoir, Scars and Stilettos. It took me 7 years, several writing classes and at least 3 complete re-writes to write this book!  Hearing the stories of women (and youth) who have been inspired to escape unhealthy relationships or walk away from the sex industry/the life …

Getting Your Book Published

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Hey Friends, It’s been a while since I wrote something for the blog series on Writing a Book!  Today, a really good friend of mine was asking for input on how to go about getting a book published.  While I am no expert in this, I can share what I learned in the process of getting my memoir Scars and …

How to Write a Memoir Part 3: Structure and Timeline

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How to Write a Book Part 3: Structure and Timeline You wouldn’t drive to Timbuktu without a map or some sort of directions. (If you would, remind me not to get in the car with you:))   The same is true of writing a book.  It is always helpful to start with some sort of structure or general sense of …

How to Write a Memoir Part 1: Get Equipped

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How to Write a Book Part 1 Get Equipped I am not an expert on writing books, but I get asked questions about it often enough that I figured I would share what I do know. First a word of encouragement… My memoir, “Scars and Stilettos” took 7 loooong years to write.  And I am thankful for every moment in the …