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Empowerment through Publishing | A Conversation about Pubslush

Where are you in this new publishing world? As you begin to think of all the choices, you may feel overwhelmed, but the Internet can deliver to you encyclopedic amounts of information about any of the topics that have to do with publishing. Just search, find, read, and digest the information available to you. Linda Joy Myers and Amanda Barbara of Pubslush will discuss crowdfunding and resources for writers today.

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The Fathers We Adopt | The Music Man

  It’s an old story really, the girl who’s missing a father. Either he’s dead, or drunk, or doesn’t care. Or perhaps the parents are divorced and he’s gone or banished. Perhaps he’s an angry man, or neglectful. Hopefully he’s not mean or violent. Hopefully his hands don’t stray to his daughter, but it’s an old story. Another old, and…

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The Music Man

The day in 4th grade begins as usual: the pledge of allegiance, the Lord’s Prayer, a round of spelling. Melodious music wafts into the room. Then a tall, willowy man enters, bright red hair tumbling over his forehead, a violin tucked under his chin. He dips and sways, his enchanting sounds making us stop what we are doing. His violin…

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Writing a Memoir: Balancing Craft and Vulnerability on Your Journey to “The End”

  I’ve often said jokingly to my students, “Writing a memoir is like taking your clothes off in public.” True, but it doesn’t go far enough. It’s like taking your clothes off and reading your journal in public. You’re vulnerable when you write as you think of others reading your work, and you feel overwhelmed—there are so many stories to…

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Classes & Events, Memories and Memoirs

Story Circle Network Seventh National Women’s Memoir Conference

    April 11-13, 2014 Wyndham Hotel, Austin, Texas     I love writing conferences! I’m so excited to return to Austin this year for the 6th time to join in on the Story Circle Memoir Conference.   Stories from the Heart VII brings women from around the country to celebrate our stories and our lives. Through writing, reading, listening, and…

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