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After the Memoir says “The End” Platform & Your Publishing Paths | Free Discussion with Brooke Warner

  I love helping writers find information that helps them become an author, and this week, the Free Roundtable Discussion at the National Association of Writers is going to be invaluable. Sign up by clicking the link above! October 11, 2012 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT   6 PM  CDT  7 PM EDT Brooke Warner, former Executive editor at Seal…

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Writing to Heal | Step by Step from Memories to Transformational Memoir

  Writing to heal yourself is a powerful tool—a means of personal transformation. In my book The Power of Memoir, I present a step-by-step program to help writers grab onto the images and memories they want to explore, and to move past the pain and trauma to get to the “takeaway” of survival, learning, self-knowledge, and deep personal change. When…

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All About You! Yes, a Memoir is About You–So Be Brave and Write!

    I read interesting post in Highbrow magazine about memoirs with the eye catching title “All About Me: How Memoirs Became the Literature of Choice.” We know that memoirists in the past have been called “narcissistic navel gazers,” and worse, but since more memoirs are being written and sold every year, the pundits who tried to showhorn our genre into…

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Three Stages of Memoir Writing

Let’s face it, writing a memoir takes us on a journey, and during that journey we write from  several levels at once. Many people writing their memoir are learning to write and at the same time are excavating the terrain of memory. This may involve encountering a past that’s still painful or unresolved. Even those who set out to write…

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The Story is in the Stones–History in Your Memoir

My recent trip to England reminded me again–and I love this–that history really IS about story. Everywhere you go, things are really OLD! From bridges to buildings, paintings and sculpture, castles and country houses. Not “old” the way Americans think of it–ready to be refurbished or torn down–but old as in venerated, full of meaning. The very stones, windows, and railings tell…

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