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Writing and Healing LogoPost #32 – Women’s Memoirs, Writing and Healing – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Dream Your Way to a Memoir

by Pamela Jane Bell, regular guest blogger, children’s book author and currently writing her memoir

Dreams are real while we have them; can we say more of life?” –anonymous

imagesMy seventeenth year was a nightmare (a waking one!) My parents were in the middle of a bitter divorce, my mother had recently had a nervous breakdown, and my dad was having an affair. Late at night, through the heating vent by my bed, I could hear my father’s angry voice and my mother’s sobs in the downstairs rec room. It was a painful and volatile time but my older brother, who was away at college, kept urging me to keep our parents together and our family intact. I had no idea how I was supposed to accomplish this. Further more, I didn’t want to.

“I’m not interested in all this parent shit,” I wrote back. “I just want to get out of here.” [click to continue…]

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MOOD AND MEMOIR: What your State of Mind Says About Your Writing

by Pamela JaneOctober 2, 2011
MOOD AND MEMOIR: What your State of Mind Says About Your WritingMOOD AND MEMOIR: What your State of Mind Says About Your Writing

Our regular guest blogger, Pamela Jane Bell, shares her thoughts on the relationship between our writing and our mood. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Be sure to leave her a comment.

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Ten Dangerous Distractions for Memoir Writers – and the Good News About Them!

by Pamela JaneSeptember 4, 2011
Ten Dangerous Distractions for Memoir Writers – and the Good News About Them!

See how many of Pamela Jane Bell’s DISTRACTIONS FROM WRITING you use and learn how to turn them distractions into attractions that will help you write.

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Writing and Healing: Staying in the Moment, Returning to the Past — Time Travel for Memoir Writers

by Pamela JaneAugust 7, 2011
Writing and Healing:  Staying in the Moment, Returning to the Past — Time Travel for Memoir Writers

Pamela Jane Bell shares her thinking on a memoir writer’s need for time travel in order to savor moments from our past. Try her writing prompt and see if it gives you new ways of thinking about your writing.

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Editing: Five [More] Tips for Surviving the Revision Process

by Pamela JaneJuly 11, 2011
Editing: Five [More] Tips for Surviving the Revision Process

Pamela Jane Bell, author of 26 books, shares her list of tips for surviving the revision process.

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Writing and Healing: Secrets of Silence

by Pamela JaneMay 1, 2011
Writing and Healing: Secrets of Silence

In a time when technology bombards us with noise, Pamela Jane Bell shows us how silence can be used as an element of healing and how silence and writing allow us to discover the pathway to healing.

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Writing and Healing: Music and Memoir by Pamela Jane Bell

by Pamela JaneApril 3, 2011
Writing and Healing:  Music and Memoir by Pamela Jane Bell

Pamela Jane Bell shares the ways the music can be used as a source both of memories and healing as you write your memoir.

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