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catnav-interviews-active-3Post #49 – Women’s Memoirs, Author Conversations – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Diana Raab 006smallRecently, Matilda and I were invited to participate in the Women on Writing (WOW) Blog Book Tour for award-winning author Diana M. Raab. Diana has just published her eighth book, entitled Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey (Loving Healing Press, 2010). She is a woman of many creative talents–nonfiction writer, published poet, award-winning memoirist and dedicated journaler. Diana’s also a Registered Nurse; a combination that makes for a medical and self-help writer with a penchant for helping others.
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Memoir Moment #9: Mary Gordon Spence Shares Her Thoughts on Memoir Openings

by Matilda ButlerJanuary 4, 2010
Memoir Moment #9: Mary Gordon Spence Shares Her Thoughts on Memoir Openings

Interview: Speaker, storyteller, and humorist Mary Gordon Spence shares her wisdom on effective memoir openings.

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Memoir Moment #8: Interview with Sue William Silverman About Writing Your Memoir Opening

by Matilda ButlerDecember 6, 2009
Memoir Moment #8: Interview with Sue William Silverman About Writing Your Memoir Opening

Memoir Moment interviews Sue William Silverman, author of two memoirs and a new book about memoir writing. Sue shares her insights into crafting powerful openings that engage your readers. Enjoy our conversation.

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Memoir Moment #7 with Jessica Bram

by Matilda ButlerJuly 5, 2009
Memoir Moment #7 with Jessica Bram

In this Memoir Moment, Jessica Bram shares insights from her work on her memoir’s opening. Once 12 pages long, it appears in her published memoir Happily Ever After Divorced as less than one page. Listen in as Jessica describes what she did and what she needed the opening to accomplish. If you don’t know about the concept of a “take away,” Jessica’s explanation will send you back to work with a new tool to help you with your opening

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Memoir Moment #6: Critique Groups Make the Difference

by Matilda ButlerMay 11, 2009
Memoir Moment #6: Critique Groups Make the Difference

Author Becky Levine talks about both considerations when writing your memoir opening and the importance of critique groups for improving your writing

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Memoir Moment #5: Action vs. Backstory

by Matilda ButlerMarch 2, 2009
Memoir Moment #5: Action vs. Backstory

This Memoir Moment, hosted by Matilda Butler, interviews Joyce Boatright, author and president of Story Circle Network. Joyce talks about advice for beginning a story that she gives when teaching and then the advice she found she had to follow when writing her own memoir.

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Memoir Moment #4: Three Rules

by Matilda ButlerFebruary 2, 2009
Memoir Moment #4: Three Rules

Memoir Moment #3 features our interview with author and writing teacher Kim Pearson. Kim outlines three rules for successful writing, including for how to handle the opening to your memoir.

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