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On writing, memoir and self-discovery

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What is Your Life Telling You?

Last summer, I started writing a book about living with intention so that I didn’t die with regrets. My working title: Not Dead Yet.

The writing was going well. I was exchanging pages regularly with another coach. I was starting to believe that maybe, just maybe, I might see this […]

An Interview with ShoutOut Colorado

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for a profile in ShoutOut Colorado. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the full piece:

Hi Shari, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

I’ve always been self-employed, so my thinking around my career has not been what business […]

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I Moved to a Remote Cabin to Write, and I Hate It

What to do if you followed your dream, only to realize it wasn’t what you wanted after all

By Blair Braverman

 (SC Note: This piece, originally published in Outside Magazine, contains some great writing advice for all writers but most especially memoirists, which is why I’m reprinting it here. I highlighted […]

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Go From Good to Great Using Your Powers of Observation

By Susan Orlean

(This article originally appeared in Medium on November 5, 2021. I wanted to repost it here because Susan Orlean has been a tremendous teacher for me in my writing career. If you want to know how to craft compelling nonfiction, read her work!)

It’s stating the obvious to […]


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