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Book Review – Higher than Eagles by Maralys Wills

by Matilda ButlerSeptember 23, 2009
Book Review – Higher than Eagles by Maralys Wills

Author Maralys Wills’ first memoir is a tale of how death of sons visits her family twice. As a memoir writer, look at how she shapes the story. She brings you in to the scene and then holds you by disclosing details throughout the rest of the book.

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Interview with Bestselling Author Hope Edelman Provides Insights into Writing Memoir Openings and Using the Best of Non-Fiction Techniques

by Matilda ButlerSeptember 14, 2009
Interview with Bestselling Author Hope Edelman Provides Insights into Writing Memoir Openings and Using the Best of Non-Fiction Techniques

Interview with Hope Edelman, author of the bestseller Motherless Daughters, provides an important discussion of memoir openings and the use of creative non-fiction for memoirists. Join us as we talk with Hope about her new memoir: The Possibility of Everything.

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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 #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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