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catnav-rosies-daughters-activePost #10 – Women’s Memoirs, Rosie the Riveter – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

Today is the next to last day of Women’s History Month. We celebrate it by sharing Janet Grace Riehl’s story of Women of Inspiration. In our collective memoir, Rosie’s Daughters, Kendra and I began our own exploration in documenting the lives of ordinary women who are actually extraordinary. Janet has gone one step beyond us. She has created an award to honor women who have inspired her.

Which women have inspired you? Read what Janet writes about six special women in her life and then consider ways you’d like to thank the women that matter to you. You don’t have to write a memoir. You don’t have to have an award. There are many ways to honor wonderful women. Use your own creativity and special talents to remember women in your personal history — not just during March but all year long.

-Matilda

Award the Women of Inspiration in Your Life!
By Janet Grace Riehl

Sure, I admire and am inspired by famous women. But, the women who influence me most won’t have movies made about their lives based on a bestselling book. They are ordinary women who live their lives in an extraordinary way. They are all in their 80s and 90s, and light [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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News: Interview with Matilda Butler; Coaching for Freelance Writers

by Matilda ButlerMarch 25, 2011
News: Interview with Matilda Butler; Coaching for Freelance WritersNews: Interview with Matilda Butler; Coaching for Freelance Writers

The Working Writer’s Coach interviews Matilda Butler. Plus information on how to become a freelance writer.

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Life Takes Time. So Do Books. By Janet Grace Riehl

by Matilda ButlerMarch 23, 2011
Life Takes Time. So Do Books. By Janet Grace Riehl

Janet Grace Riehl shares the story of writing and patience.

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