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Vicki Lee commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Do Mothers Have a Right to Write Their Own Story?'
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"I have really appreciated all of your comments, thank you for your support. There is a great book for those of you who are writing memoirs about family members entitled "Family Troubles: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing…"
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Who I am:
Writer, Psychotherapist, Memoir Teacher, Psychology Professor
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.maureenmurdockblog.com
www.maureenmurdock.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness
Fathers'Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind
Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory
Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children
Monday Morning Memoirs
The Heroine's Journey Workbook
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
I teach memoir weekly
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
IWWG (International Womens' Writing Guild; Goodreads
My professional associations:
PEN USA
The Author's Guild
IWWG
UCLA Extension Writers Program
I found out about She Writes from:
IWWG

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Do Mothers Have a Right to Write Their Own Story?

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 2:00pm 13 Comments

Recently, Elizabeth Bastos confessed in the New York Times that she has stopped writing about her children because she realized that her children had not given her permission to tell their stories. When they were young she made herself the main character in their tales, the hapless heroine who couldn’t get the overalls on her two-year-old or the math dunce who couldn’t figure out her…

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