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Because Volunteering is work too: http://observer.com/2015/03/give-so-it-doesnt-hurt/
The Blue Lyra Review's spring issue is now up - - you can see it at
Enjoy the sunshine with the Blue Lyra Review’s spring issue - http://bluelyrareview.com/issue-4-1-spring-2015/
Shewriters are have an open invitation to submit essays and/or poetry (sorry, no fiction).
This week's article at Writing Women's Lives is all about crafting your narrator's emotional truth. It's also about breasts. And, yes, those two topics are more related than you might think! "Crafting Your Narrator's Emotional Truth: A Look at Nora Ephron's ...
Do you ever think about how much more you know now than you knew then? This week's blog article at Writing Women's Lives is all about the reflective voice in memoir and personal narrative, and why it matters. You can read it here.
Before you move to NYC, read this: http://j.mp/1o7k2Ry
Call for submissions! (I'm passing this along at the request of my friend, who is co-editing this anthology)
This week's blog article at Writing Women's Lives includes my response to one of my students who was sideswiped this past week by her inner critic. You can read it here.
You're welcome! Lucille, another way to proceed could be for you to attend a writer's conference and get in a memoir-writing workshop. Most of these conferences are only about 5 days or so. That could be a wonderful opportunity to meet and hang out with other memoirists while getting some early feedback on your work. The magazine Poets & Writers usually has excellent lists and ads for these conferences. You can find the magazine online as well. I think the URL is something like P&W.org, but if you just Google "Poets & Writers" you'll find it. Wonderful that you're already 50 pages in!!
Thank you so much, Sue, for your information and recommendation. I'm going to do my best to learn something. Especially since I'm already 50 pages into a Memoir. I need to find out what I am doing.
Lucille, that's a fascinating story. Well, I admire people, like you, who are gifted enough to simply know how to do things, without a gazillion lessons, etc. I really am impressed by your musical and writing talent. Very impressive. It sounds to me as if you're ready to just leap in and begin writing! I say go for it. IF...if you want to learn a little more about the crafting of a memoir, I have written a craft book that might interest you -- but I dare say it doesn't sound as if you need it. And I am certainly not trying to sell you a book, as I'm sure your public library would be able to get it for you...but I just thought I'd mention it. It's Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir. But, as I say, it doesn't sound as if you need lessons on anything. So probably you should just leap in and begin writing. I wish you all the best and I'll look forward to reading it!!
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