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catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #102 – Women’s Memoir Writing, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

by Bettyann Schmidt

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ~Dorothea Lange

A Memoir Writer’s Problem: When Stories Die

I’d written daily, accumulating over 20,000 words. I’d spent months researching, viewing and categorizing forms and documents, city directories and census pages, marriage records and death certificates. Now it was time to organize what I had and finish writing the stories.

And at that moment I simply ran out of vision. [click to continue…]

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Memoir Writing Contest Winner: Take Your Marks by Cathie Borrie

by Matilda ButlerJune 19, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest Winner: Take Your Marks by Cathie Borrie

Memoir Writing Contest Winner for June. Memory of a June past.

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ScrapMoir How-To #32: Create Your Family Tree Scrapbook or Memoir

by Bettyann SchmidtJune 9, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #32: Create Your Family Tree Scrapbook or Memoir

Bettyann Schmidt shares her insights on creating a family tree.

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Memoir LifeScraps: Nearly Losing It by Sylvia Downes

by Matilda ButlerMay 22, 2011
Memoir LifeScraps: Nearly Losing It by Sylvia Downes

Sylvia Downes brings us an inspiring memoir vignette from England, a story of losing her sight.

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ScrapMoir How-To #31: Writing Living Stories for Scrapbooks and Memoir

by Bettyann SchmidtMay 19, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #31: Writing Living Stories for Scrapbooks and Memoir

Bettyann Schmidt reminds us that memoir isn’t written removed from history. In fact, she contends that writing about our feelings, fears, hopes and aspirations associated with the historical events we are living through create a valuable part of our life legacy.

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Memoir Writing Contest: The 1958 Christmas Tree by Mary Edge

by Matilda ButlerMay 12, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: The 1958 Christmas Tree by Mary Edge

Mary Edge shares her award-winning memoir vignette (Favorite Holiday Contest), a story about a special Christmas tree. It will take you back to simpler times and family joys.

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Memoir Writing Contest: Lime Jell-O by Judith Newton

by Matilda ButlerMay 8, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: Lime Jell-O by Judith Newton

Honoring Our Mothers and Grandmothers and our own Mothering — Memoir Writing Contest Winners: Judith Newton’s memoir vignette, Lime Jell-O, tells of a difficult mother-daughter relationship that is never resolved. And yet, at the end, the daughter is there to offer comfort.

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