Baby Boomers

Women born between 1945 and 1964 who write about and are interested in contributing material about their lives- then and now.

Location: #Identity, Nonfiction, Poetry
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How Many of You are Writing a Memoir?

Started by Pamela Jane. Last reply by Rossandra White Mar 24, 2013. 132 Replies

A lot of boomer women are writing their memoirs, and reading others'. I think many of us have stories to tell, and the work of finding those stories and bringing them to light is so rewarding. I'd…Continue

Tags: baby, boomers, writers, women, women's

Breathing life into your dream!

Started by Tracey Barnes Priestley Nov 5, 2012. 0 Replies

I'm excited to announce the publication of my first novel, Duck Pond Epiphany.(Pub. date: March, 2013) It's great to be working with the exceptional people of She Writes Press!…Continue

My Boomer Novel

Started by Elayne Zalis Oct 26, 2012. 0 Replies

My novel, Arella's Repertoire, explores the second half of the twentieth century from the perspective…Continue

Tags: culture, dance, magical, realism, popular

How to stand out in the crowd of Boomer memoirs

Started by Marion Roach Smith. Last reply by Pamela Jane Jun 4, 2012. 12 Replies

A recent study of Baby Boomers revealed that the single thing they most want to do in retirement is write a book. The single biggest topic? Themselves. So how do we differentiate our story from those…Continue

Tags: to, write, how, baby, boomers

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Comment by Jayne Martin on May 26, 2012 at 9:33am

From the One-Minute-Writer fiction prompt "toaster:"

Black smoke rose from the ancient toaster, filling the tiny motel room with the pungent odor of charred bread.   Sparks flew from the exposed outlet as she ripped the plug from its grasp, sending a roach scurrying across the counter out of their fiery path.  

“Mommy, I’m hungry.”

She turned to see her young son standing barefoot behind her, and tried not to cry.  

Comment by Jayne Martin on May 22, 2012 at 11:09am

I lift my first cup of coffee to my lips and let its warm, rich taste glide past my lips, across my tongue, and enter my body to fire me up for a new day.  My mind buzzes with activity, trying to sort out priorities.  But for this one moment, my fingers dance across the keyboard, lightly tapping out this tiny bit of writing before the short time for such indulgence slips away. 

Comment by Emiliana Martín on May 21, 2012 at 4:11pm

My eldest has finally flown the coop and my pedophile parents have made contact with her. Consequently, I set some boundaries and SURPRISE!!!: She's pissed. I love motherhood and hate my parents.

Comment by Jayne Martin on May 17, 2012 at 3:42pm
Comment by Monica Medina on May 16, 2012 at 10:49am

Readers weigh in with their favorite words. Come see the results!

Comment by Jayne Martin on May 9, 2012 at 10:42am
Comment by Monica Medina on May 7, 2012 at 8:46pm

Here's a book worth reading. "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" Read more about the author, a former secret service agent, in my post,

Comment by Victoria Noe on May 7, 2012 at 11:33am

My review of Anna Quindlen's new memoir:

"Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake"

Comment by Jayne Martin on May 4, 2012 at 11:26am

Just a fun little piece of flash fiction for Friday.  "The Intruder..."

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on May 3, 2012 at 9:39am

I will always take care of my children. Read "Not One of The 'Girls'"


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