Memoir Writing Tip: Motivational Technique

by Matilda ButlerMay 2, 2017
Memoir Writing Tip: Motivational Technique

Matilda Butler shares a tip for keeping your motivation while writing your memoir.

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Memoir: Lanie Tankard Reviews Martha Cooley’s Memoir About Loss

by Matilda ButlerApril 25, 2017
Memoir: Lanie Tankard Reviews Martha Cooley’s Memoir About Loss

Matilda Butler welcomes our book review maven, Lanie Tankard, back to WomensMemoirs. Lanie shares her perspective on the well-braided memoir of Martha Cooley’s Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss. We invite you to read Lanie’s review and let us know your reaction.

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Memoir Writing Tiny Tip #11: If It Works for Georgia O’Keeffe, It Just Might Work For You

by Matilda ButlerApril 18, 2017
Memoir Writing Tiny Tip #11: If It Works for Georgia O’Keeffe, It Just Might Work For You

Want a quick writing tip? Here’s the eleventh in our series of Quick Tips…something to think about in your busy day. The idea here is to “draw” your memoir. It can help you get going, see the path, understand the arc, or just get your creative juices flowing. Give it a try.

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Memoir Writing Prompt: A Running Start with Each Chapter

by Matilda ButlerApril 4, 2017
Memoir Writing Prompt: A Running Start with Each Chapter

Matilda Butler shows that openings are not times for the timid. Your book title, book chapter names, and chapter first paragraphs all need to have you off to a “running start”.

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Dear Pamela’s Back with More Answers to Your Questions

by Pamela JaneMarch 28, 2017
Dear Pamela’s Back with More Answers to Your Questions

Matilda Butler welcomes Dear Pamela back. Dear Pamela answers your questions in your memoir advice column. Check out her responses and pose your own questions to her. Details are in the post.

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Memoir: Lanie Tankard’s Review of Melissa Fleming’s Memoir

by Matilda ButlerMarch 21, 2017
Memoir: Lanie Tankard’s Review of Melissa Fleming’s Memoir

Lanie Tankard shares her review of a compelling story of the refugee crisis as told by Melissa Fleming, head of communications and public information at the United Nations Refugee Agency. The story she tells is: A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival — the Journey of Doaa Al Zamel.

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Memoir Writing Tiny Tip #10: “I don’t know what I do.”

by Matilda ButlerMarch 14, 2017
Memoir Writing Tiny Tip #10: “I don’t know what I do.”

Post #238 – Memoir Writing Tiny Tip – Matilda Butler

Is it hard to describe your memoir?
I was on a trip and picked up the hotel’s copy of USA Today. I saw a small box that read:
I don’t know what I do. 40% of workers admit that it’s hard to describe what they do for a [...]

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