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Editors on Editing LogoPost #7 – Women’s Memoirs, Editors on Editing – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

[Kendra and I are the Co-Coordinators for Story Circle Network's Editorial Service that gives you easy access to a team of professional editors. These editors are attuned to the stories women write -- memoirs as well as fiction. Your manuscript deserves respect...the best treatment...and an editor who understands you. That's why SCN Editorial Service exists. When you're ready for an editor, we're ready for you.

From time to time, we ask one of the SCN Editors to share an insight based on her experiences both as an editor and as a writer. Today, Roseanne Rini gives practical tips about using primary sources in your memoir writing. This is the continuation of her blog post on Story Circle Network's Telling HerStories blog. Here's the link to that post.

--Matilda]


Using Primary Sources for your Memoir

Roseanne Rini

Working with primary sources can be challenging on many levels. For the best results, interviews should be recorded and transcribed, both of which are time-consuming processes. But once one has completed these tasks, the work has in a sense just begun. Whether you have before you transcriptions of interviews, a diary, or a collection of letters, deciding upon the story that is being told and how best to tell it is perhaps the greatest challenge. [click to continue…]

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Writing Is Good for Your Health: 3 Tips for Memoir Writers and Journalers

by Sharon LippincottMarch 27, 2011
Writing Is Good for Your Health:  3 Tips for Memoir Writers and Journalers

Be sure to check out Sharon Lippincott’s three tips for letting your writing help with healing.

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ScrapMoir How-To #27: Organizing and Remembering Why We Write Our Scrapbook Stories and Memoirs

by Bettyann SchmidtMarch 24, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #27: Organizing and Remembering Why We Write Our Scrapbook Stories and Memoirs

In the midst of family research for her memoir, she pauses to ask the question, “Why?” Join her as she explores the why of the process as well as how she decided to manage her extensive research files.

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