A platform to stand on

I hear regularly from people writing memoir. The majority of them want to get published. But despite the dizzying amount of information about the publishing process available online, I’m still – how shall I put it? – impressed by some of the...

Word count for memoirs

Authors often ask me about “average” word lengths for their manuscripts. While there’s no reliable statistic, here’s an interesting post on word count from the blog of former agent Colleen Lindsay. The post lists a dizzying number of genres and...