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News: Memoir Conference, Memoir Contest, Memoir Coaching

by Matilda Butler on February 15, 2014

catnav-news-active-3Post #105 – Memoir Writing News – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Looking for a Memoir Coach or Editor

Looking for a Memoir Contest to Enter?

Looking for a Memoir Conference to Improve Your Skills and Meet Sister Writers?

If you responded yes to any of these, we’ve got you covered today.

STRUGGLING TO COMPLETE YOUR MEMOIR? A MEMOIR COACH OR EDITOR MAY BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED

Kendra and I have been incredibly busy with teaching, writing and publishing. As many of you know, we just finished a highly successful launch of four anthology ebooks in our series Seasons of Our Lives: Award-Winning Stories from WomensMemoirs.com (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter). These four ebooks were ranked #2, #3, #4, #5 on Amazon’s bestseller list for writing skills for three days and remained in the top 100 for eight days. (If you are interested in learning more about these four volumes, just click on the book covers to the right.)

We only take a few individual clients for one-on-one coaching or for editing. I am pleased to let you know that Kendra currently has a couple of places open. If you want a coach to move you toward your goal or if you have part of your manuscript complete and are ready for a top-notch editor, contact Kendra ( kendra (at) womensmemoirs (dot) com ) to see if the match is right for you. She can work with you as your editor, even if you have not completed your manuscript. Many of our clients find that they learn so much from Kendra’s editing of their early chapters, that they become better writers for their later chapters.

TEST THE WATER WITH A MEMOIR CONTEST
We recently had an email from B. Lynn Goodwin-Brown of WriterAdvice. She shared news with us about her flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction contest. Entries must be 750 words or less. She says, “Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200. Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2014.” You can find complete details at www.writeradvice.com.

memoir conferenceTHE BEST CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN WRITING MEMOIR
If you are a woman who is working on her memoir or who wants to write her life stories, then I hope you are already a member of Story Circle Network. This is an important organization that is devoted to helping women write their personal stories. Story Circle also holds a bi-annual conference, appropriately called Stories from the Heart. Registration is open now. The conference will be April 11-13 in Austin, Texas.

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Editors on Editing: An Editor Is Writing Her Own Memoir

by Matilda ButlerJuly 18, 2011
Editors on Editing: An Editor Is Writing Her Own Memoir

Women’s Memoirs brings you Roseanne Rini’s guest blog about the early steps in writing her memoir. Roseanne is one of Story Circle Network’s editors who is sharing her experiences with the process of deciding that in addition to editing what others write, she will write her own memoir.

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Editors on Editing: Insights from a Working Editor, Part 2

by Matilda ButlerMay 2, 2011
Editors on Editing: Insights from a Working Editor, Part 2

Mary Jo Doig, an Story Circle Network Editorial Service professional editor, shares four tips for making your words sparkle.

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Editors on Editing: Discipline for Spring Writing

by Matilda ButlerFebruary 28, 2011
Editors on Editing: Discipline for Spring Writing

Mary K. Swanson, memoir editor, shares her thinking on using the energy of springtime writing.

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Editors on Editing: Respect Your Art

by Matilda ButlerFebruary 21, 2011
Editors on Editing: Respect Your Art

Memoir editor, Kim Pearson, shares her story about the need to respect one’s art — and yes, memoir is art.

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Editors on Editing: Mining Your Journal for Memoir

by Matilda ButlerJanuary 30, 2011
Editors on Editing: Mining Your Journal for Memoir

Roseanne Rini, one of Story Circle Network’s editors (SCN/ES), is the first to begin sharing her thoughts for her perspective as an editor.

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