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catnav-news-active-3Post #53 – Women’s Memoirs, News – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Collective Memoir Featured in Interview

By Matilda Butler

Late last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Suzanne Lieurance, founder of Working Writers Coach. She wanted to share the story of our collective memoir, Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story with her readers.

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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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ScrapMoir How To #21: Recognizing the Life Teachers in Your Scrapbooks and Memoirs, Part 2

by Bettyann SchmidtNovember 4, 2010
ScrapMoir How To #21: Recognizing the Life Teachers in Your Scrapbooks and Memoirs, Part 2

Want to feel inspired? Read Bettyann Schmidt’s post. Feeling a little low and need a boost? Read Bettyann Schmidt’s post.Well, you get the point. Her story is guaranteed to brighten the day of a memoir writer and perhaps inspire your memoir writing.

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ScrapMoir How To #9: Deep Connections for Memoir Writing and Scrapbooking

by Bettyann SchmidtFebruary 25, 2010
ScrapMoir How To #9: Deep Connections for Memoir Writing and Scrapbooking

ScrapMoir: Regular blogger Bettyann Schmidt returns with a story of telling it “like it was.” Too often in our memoir writing and in our scrapbooking, we show the story of how normal our lives are — the children’s birthday parties, the family gatherings, the vacations. It’s easy to leave out the trip weeks before the divorce, the childhood illnesses, the stories of being snubbed at a holiday party. But as Bettyann says, these are part of our story too and deserve to be captured just as much as the carefree happy moments. Read how Bettyann takes you through the process of connecting memories. This is a valuable blog to read and re-read often.

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Guest Blog and Writing Prompt by Jid Lee on Family and Reconciling the Past

by Kendra BonnettJanuary 11, 2010
Guest Blog and Writing Prompt by Jid Lee on Family and Reconciling the Past

In preparation for reading memoirist Jid Lee’s story of self, family and country–To Kill A Tiger: A Memoir of Korea–Women’s Memoirs invited Ms. Lee to write a guest blog and share some of her insight with our readers. Women’s Memoirs will interview Lee on Thursday. The interview will be posted on our site next Monday.

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Memoir Book Review: Love Sick, One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction by Sue William Silverman

by Matilda ButlerDecember 16, 2009
Memoir Book Review: Love Sick, One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction by Sue William Silverman

Book Rave by Karen Walker who reviews Sue William Silverman’s second memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction and tells us how we can learn more about the craft of memoir writing — especially creating memorable scenes — by reading this book.

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Memoir Book Review: Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You by Sue William Silverman

by Matilda ButlerDecember 9, 2009
Memoir Book Review: Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You by Sue William Silverman

Book Rave by Karen Walker is the first of two reviews of memoirs by Sue William Silverman. Karen discusses both the book — Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You — and what a memoir writer might learn from reading it.

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