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Who I am:
http://www.womensmemoirs.com
http://www.rosiesdaughters.com
http://www.youtube.com/womensmemoirs
http://www.youtube.com/writingalchemy
http://www.twitter.com/womensmemoirs
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Rosie's Daughters: The "First Woman To" Generation Tells Its Story (co-authored with Kendra Bonnett)

Rosie's Daughters is a 2008 IPPY National Book Award winner.

Writing Alchemy: How to Write Fast and Deep (co-authored with Kendra Bonnett)

Women and the Mass Media: Sourcebook for Research and Action
Media outlets that I currently write for:
http://womensmemoirs.com
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
We review memoirs on our website: http://www.womensmemoirs.com
Services I offer to other writers:
Kendra Bonnett and I offer online classes to women memoir writers.
We offer Internet marketing classes for women authors.
We have a DVD set: The [Essential] Women's Memoir Writing Workshop -- that is available for purchase through our website: http://www.womensmemoirs.com The Workshop is also available as a series of 21 online videos.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
We offer online critique groups that we organize and facilitate.
My professional associations:
Story Circle Network
Association of Personal Historians
I found out about She Writes from:
Was an early member.

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Tamera liked Matilda Butler's blog post Writing Prompt #5: Dorothy Parker and the 5 Senses
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Matilda Butler commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #6: Dorothy Parker and Writing About Emotions'
"Hi Edith: Glad to see you here. Thanks for checking out my posts. I agree, the dream is the perfect sentence that intrigues. All we can do is to keep trying. -Matilda"
Jun 18, 2012
Matilda Butler commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #6: Dorothy Parker and Writing About Emotions'
"Hi Daphne:  The emotions are a significant part of our lives, changing throughout the day. Aristotle was one of the earliest philosophers to describe emotions believing there were 7 pairs: mildness/anger, love/hatred, confidence/fear,…"
Jun 18, 2012
Matilda Butler commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #5: Dorothy Parker and the 5 Senses'
"Hi Adela: Yes, you are right. Science tells us that smell was the first sense to evolve, making it our most primitive sense. It is intertwined in the brain with the center for our emotions, behavior and long-term memory. That's why smelling…"
Jun 18, 2012
Adela Crandell Durkee commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #5: Dorothy Parker and the 5 Senses'
"The sense of smell is the hardest for me to remember to incorporate.  There are a couple people in my book club that just relish the sentences that describe smell.  I read somewhere that the area of the brain that processes smell is very…"
Jun 18, 2012
Edith O Nuallain commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #6: Dorothy Parker and Writing About Emotions'
"It's this notion of learning to craft a sentence that intrigues, to refine it so much that it positively gleams with lyricism and meaning, to discover the only word that could possibly have been chosen...ah the dream! I have loved your series…"
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Writing Prompt #6: Dorothy Parker and Writing About Emotions

Matilda Butler, SheWrites Guest Editor and Co-Founder Women's Memoirs Writing Prompt #6, Dorothy Parker and Descriptions of EmotionsEmotions. Whether associated with traumatic events such as the death of a parent or friend or ordinary activities such as getting a phone call from a good friend with the news that her son is engaged, our bodies are processing emotions all day long. Yet when it comes to writing, many people get…See More
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Matilda Butler commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #4: Dorothy Parker Tackles Dialogue'
"Hi Monica: I agree completely with your attitude. Writing brings challenges to us, but we are all able of tackling them. Best wishes on your current writing. --Matilda"
Jun 14, 2012
Matilda Butler commented on the blog post 'Writing Prompt #4: Dorothy Parker Tackles Dialogue'
"Hi Maggie: Dialogue is an element of writing that can be practiced and improved. I've picked up lines just by listening. Sometimes, I turn them into personal writing prompts. How about this one overhead on a bus in Southern California where I…"
Jun 14, 2012

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Writing Prompt #6: Dorothy Parker and Writing About Emotions

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Writing Prompt #6, Dorothy Parker and Descriptions of Emotions

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Writing Prompt #5: Dorothy Parker and the 5 Senses

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Writing Prompt #5, Dorothy Parker and Unique Uses of the 5 Senses

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Writing Prompt #4: Dorothy Parker Tackles Dialogue

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Writing Prompt #3: Dorothy Parker and Character Development

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At 5:45pm on September 4, 2009, Julie Maloney said…
Welcome, Matilda! Please join us on the WOMEN READING ALOUD group page on SHEWRITES. Raise your voice! Tell us what you're reading, doing, writing...we want to hear from you. Delighted to be connected.
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At 7:24pm on August 31, 2009, Judy Sheer Watters said…
Hi Matilda,
I found the Zippy book at the library. Looks like a book I can relate to. Thanks for recommending it.
Judy
 
 
 

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