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Posts tagged 'memoir'

Three Cups of Humble Pie

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

In my country we get well-schooled in the dangers of getting ‘too big for our own boots’. We call it the ‘tall-poppy syndrome': the risk that any flower who stands above the rest will be lopped off. I suspect some people will see this week’s controversy about Greg Mortenson’s writing and work as an example […]

Advice for writers: on finding agents, community and social media

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I met Alexis Grant on Twitter, because she was interviewing one of my favorite memoirists, the fabulous Dani Shapiro. As I got to know Alexis better I discovered that she is one of those people who creates community. She has built a community for people writing travel memoir, and she is incredibly generous with her […]

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