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Question for Writers: Nervous?

“Whenever something good happens to you regarding your writing, you get nervous,” my daughter tells me. She’s talking about when my work is accepted by…
May 26, 2017

Keep Your Reader Twitchy

You lived through it, that traumatic scene you're writing about in your memoir. When it was going on, maybe you closed your eyes during most…
April 12, 2016
Judy Goldman - Messy WritingWriting

Messy Writing

The concept of messy writing doesn’t make any sense at all for me, because I’m probably the world’s neatest person. My desk looks like I…
November 18, 2015
Judy Goldman - Writing MemoirMemoirWriting

Then and Now

Maybe the hardest -- certainly the most important -- thing to learn about writing memoir: The then and now of it. When you’re going through…
July 10, 2012
Judy Goldman - How to Get an AgentPublishingWriting

How to Get an Agent

My best advice for getting an agent doesn’t have anything to do with agents. It’s this: If you’re still writing your book, forget about agents.…
January 7, 2011