The Brave Little Blog

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Your Memoir Has the Power to Serve You and Others

By Ally Berthiaume | April 3, 2023

A book is nearly secondary to the other intrinsic gifts bestowed when writing one’s story. Memoir has the power to serve the author first, before its readers.

Are You Prepared to Walk Through Your ‘Mind Wilderness’ and Write Memoir?

By Ally Berthiaume | March 6, 2023

Take courage; your memoir is waiting on the other side.

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Prepare for the Writing Path–Pack These 7 Things in Your Backpack

By Ally Berthiaume | February 6, 2023

Prepare for the writing path by packing these seven things in your backpack.

Writing a Memoir is Like Going for a Hike in the Woods

By Ally Berthiaume | January 9, 2023

Writing a memoir is like hitting the trail and going for a hike in the woods. You need a solid map and a great guide.

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 ‘Twas the Eve of a New Year When You Wrote the Book on Your Bucket List

By Ally Berthiaume | December 5, 2022

Let writing your memoir be the thing you cross off of your bucket list.

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When was the Last Time You Thanked Your Messy Moments?

By Ally Berthiaume | November 7, 2022

Your messy moments are deserving of gratitude. Who would you be without them?

Be Brave Being You–It’s the Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Do

By Ally Berthiaume | October 3, 2022

Showing up as your authentic self isn’t easy, but if you can be brave and choose you, there isn’t anything that you can’t do.

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Are You Paying Lip Service to Your Memoir?

By Ally Berthiaume | September 5, 2022

It’s time to stop paying lip service and talking about your memoir and take action to get your memoir written.

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How Do You Know the Powerful Story You Want to Tell?

By Ally Berthiaume | August 1, 2022

While you may have lots of stories to share, remember that you’re writing a memoir, not an autobiography. Narrowing your focus to your powerful story is critical.

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At the Heart of Memoir is Life’s Messes and You, But You Must Heal First

By Ally Berthiaume | July 4, 2022

What is at the heart of memoir? ‘He’ for heal first so that the ART will follow. The art is your story, your memoir.