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catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #114 – Women’s Memoir Writing, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

by Bettyann Schmidt

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future. ~ Jose Ingenieros

Memoir Through a Different Lens

memoir, memoir writing, memoir writing and scrapbooking, journaling, autobiographyWriting a memoir, lifewriting, journaling and creating family history scrapbooks all have the power to foster a sense of pride in our past, heal old wounds, remedy depression, give hope. However, the chance also exists that writing our life will mess up our present and future. [click to continue…]

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ScrapMoir How-To #34: When You Have Something to Say: For Memoir and Scrapbook Stories

by Bettyann SchmidtJuly 28, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #34: When You Have Something to Say: For Memoir and Scrapbook Stories

Bettyann tells about the importance of writing in her life. Her reasons may help you telling what you need to say.

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ScrapMoir How-To #33: Let Your Picture Library Tell the Story

by Bettyann SchmidtJune 30, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #33: Let Your Picture Library Tell the Story

Bettyann Schmidt shares tips on how photographs helped her move forward with her memoir writing.

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ScrapMoir #29 How-To: Timeline Resources for Scrapbooking and Writing Memoir

by Bettyann SchmidtApril 21, 2011
ScrapMoir #29 How-To: Timeline Resources for Scrapbooking and Writing Memoir

Bettyann Schmidt’s ScrapMoir How To is full of ideas and resources for including relevant history in your memoir of your family. She makes researching family history a fun and exciting venture down history lane. Don’t miss this one.

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ScrapMoir How To #25: Changes in Self When Writing Scrapbook Stories and Memoir

by Bettyann SchmidtFebruary 24, 2011
ScrapMoir How To #25: Changes in Self When Writing Scrapbook Stories and MemoirScrapMoir How To #25: Changes in Self When Writing Scrapbook Stories and Memoir

If you haven’t been following Bettyann Schmidt’s ScrapMoir How To, make a resolution to start with this one. She describes beautifully the importance and healing power of writing about those parts of your life that you don’t want to write. This is a must-read post.

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ScrapMoir How To #24: My Own Scrapbook Memoir — A Book of Treasures

by Bettyann SchmidtFebruary 10, 2011
ScrapMoir How To #24: My Own Scrapbook Memoir — A Book of Treasures

Bettyann Schmidt shares her approach to creating a memoir based on the concepts of scrapbooking.

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ScrapMoir How To #23: Using Political Turmoil in Writing for Scrapbooks and Memoir

by Bettyann SchmidtJanuary 27, 2011
ScrapMoir How To #23: Using Political Turmoil in Writing for Scrapbooks and Memoir

Bettyann Schmidt shows us the relevance of journaling about current events as she reflects on the Tucson shooting.

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