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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE]: What makes a winning memoir? Hint: Try a logline.'
"Ellen, how have you "married" your personal story with those you are reporting about?  And how have you created a narrative arc within your journalism? Tricky stuff!  I'm curious how others reading this thread have…"
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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE]: What makes a winning memoir? Hint: Try a logline.'
"<<Can you tell us how being a journalist helps and hurts as you work on your memoir?  That's my background, too. >> Ellen, I'm interested in your experience with this.  You are very clear about how memoir…"
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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE]: What makes a winning memoir? Hint: Try a logline.'
"Brilliant blog!  I approach my memoir from the perspective of a journalist.  (I'm writing about my experiences in the Middle East with Iraqi and Palestinian refugees.)  Powerful scenes and people, but I know my weakness is in my…"
Friday
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[What's Next?] Getting Organized'
"Wow, what great ideas in these comments!  I confess, I'm a disorganized paper scrapper who spent this last week combing through piles of cocktail-napkined notes looking for some interview notes.  (Turns out, I'd transcribed the…"
May 22
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'What Motivates Us To Write Books?'
"Yep, that's me, too!  Master Procrastinator.  Tricks I've tried that (sometimes) work: 1.  Sign up to read at my writers group.  Even though it's 2 weeks away, I usually don't start that new chapter until the…"
May 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[What's Next?] First Feedback'
"Steve Martin said you can get a clean read only once from someone, so giving your ms with no notes to bias the reading is smart!  However, can you go back to your readers and ask them to comment on the issues you thought your ms might…"
Apr 25
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Three Easy Marketing Ideas'
"Smart advice! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's first chapter about a beggar in Iraq!"
Apr 22
Kathleen Kaska liked Kelly Hayes-Raitt's profile
Apr 19
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[REALITY CHECK] - Marketing Plan 101 by Kathleen Kaska'
"What a creative and refreshing blog!  Your enthusiasm for your books just oozes from this post, Kathleen.  What I got most from what you shared is that you don't do everything possible -- you do what is possible (and probably fun!)…"
Apr 10
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[1st BOOKS] Jenny Bowen: My Memoir – What I Forgot'
"Jenny, great post!  If I hear one more writing group member tell me they "want more of me" in my nearly complete memoir about my work in the Middle East with Iraqi refugees I'm going to throw up!  I, too, wanted my book to…"
Mar 26
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] What I Learned About Networking at AWP'
"Great post!  Here are tips I'd add from my experience at the San Miguel Writers Conference: 1.  Block out a week (or 2!) after conference to implement what I learned.  Treat those weeks as if I'm still out of town and refuse…"
Mar 7
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[REALITY CHECK] Writing Reality Check'
"Interesting list of authors' "day jobs"!  What's the citation, Amy? Kelly Hayes-Raitt http://www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's…"
Feb 28
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'The New Era of Publishing'
"Really informative, Brooke!  In a future blog, could you please elaborate on the partnership publishing and on what factors authors should consider when choosing a partner?  There seems to be a pretty broad spectrum. I attended the SMA…"
Feb 18
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Distribution 101'
"Great article! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeinLimbo.com"
Feb 5
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE]: The Kite, the Beach Ball, and the Stone: Six Ways to Set Your Own Pace After Publication'
"<<Think of your book as the center of a communications campaign, a vehicle for sharing yourself and your ideas.>> Sweet!  Perfectly said! Kelly Hayes-Raitt http://www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com"
Jan 17
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Making the Leap] Fear Not!'
"I did pick a word for this year!  It's COMPLETION....and not just of my book (a journalistic memoir about my recovery from a mid-life loss by working in the Middle East with Iraqi refugees), but of this cycle in my life.  I've…"
Jan 9

Profile Information

Who I am:
www.PeacePATHFoundation.org
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Female Nomad & Friends" ~ Random House
My writing is:
Nonfiction

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At 11:46am on August 3, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Adding my voice to the welcome (from a fellow RH author). If you’re looking for a place to jump in, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group.

Hope you enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
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Author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters
At 6:33pm on August 1, 2010, Kamy Wicoff said…
Hi Kelly! Welcome to She Writes. I hope you find it a supportive, productive place to be. Really glad you are here. "Female Nomad & Friends" is an amazing title, I will check it out.

Warm best,
Kamy Wicoff
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