Patricia Reis
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  • Portland, Maine/ Nova Scotia
  • United States
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"It seems I've been writing my memoir for most of my adult life.   Everyone in it is alive except for my parents who are dead.  I've changed the names of the living and hope they won't get mad at me or worse.   All of it…"
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Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Thanks for your comments, Pamela and Paula.  At the AWP in Seattle this past March, I heard a panel chaired by Joy Castro called "Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family," based on Castro's…"
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Pamela Fender commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"In my memoir, Beside Myself: Recovery From My Family Betrayal and Estrangement (the title tells it all), I wrote my truth as best as I remembered it. Telling my truth was retelling stories about the people I loved and wonderful memories and the…"
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"I am on the cusp of writing my first memoir. One of the characters I will be including in my work is my deceased father.  I have struggled with how I will portray him. My hope is to see the world through his eyes, through a child's eyes,…"
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Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Waiting for the Fruit'
"Thanks, Mel!  This is truly an inspiring story -not about getting published - but about perseverance and belief in your writing life as a worthy way to go.  Did anyone ever say this would be easy?  If they did, I never heard it. …"
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Undertaking Memoir

“It helps if they are dead,” say many memoirists when asked about including family members in their work. Clearly, memoir is an undertaker’s profession: how to present the person so they look as natural as they did in life? Consider, for example, preparing the late Mickey Easterling, the infamous Grande Dame of New…See More
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Undertaking Memoir

“It helps if they are dead,” say many memoirists when asked about including family members in their work. Clearly, memoir is an undertaker’s profession: how to present the person so they look as natural as they did in life? Consider, for example, preparing the late Mickey Easterling, the infamous Grande Dame of New…See More
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Trudi Young Taylor commented on the blog post 'Putting on the Fiction Dress'
"Patricia, thank you, thank you. A kindred spirit! What a wonderful story to tell and how sad to be without your letters. Maybe hoarding is the way to go (maybe not). I am looking forward to your memoir. Take good care of yourself - I bet we need…"
Jun 18
Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Putting on the Fiction Dress'
"Trudi, that is a fabulous commentary on the requirements for your work.  You probably don't know this, but I also work as a psychotherapist and have for 30 years - and even though I love that work and the women I work with (many of whom…"
Jun 18
Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Putting on the Fiction Dress'
"Thank you, everybody!  What a wonderful array of responses!  I appreciate Joanne Barney's and Patricia Robertson's encouragement to not "give up."  To be clear - I have certainly not "given up!" I did not…"
Jun 18
Trudi Young Taylor commented on the blog post 'Putting on the Fiction Dress'
"A just lovely post. I write nonfiction every hour on the hour as a therapist. Nonfiction truth as a therapist is an unflinching view of another person, situation, dialogue, and history. It is scrupulously difficult work. I fret over most words.…"
Jun 18
Diane McElwain commented on the blog post 'Putting on the Fiction Dress'
"I love it!  And the photo above is the most amazing one to post.  Ugh!  i could never wear that could you?  I'd feel like I was choking...so would my character, taking four steps and then fainting."
Jun 18

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Who I am:
Author of 3 non-fiction books and essays and articles in the area of dreams, myths, women's psychology. Currently writing historical fiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.patriciareis.net
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Dreaming Way: Dreams and Art for Remembering and Recovery.
Daughters of Saturn: From Father's Daughter to Creative Woman.
Through the Goddess: A
Woman's Way of Healing.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
SpringJournalandBooks.com
I found out about She Writes from:
WritersWin.com

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Undertaking Memoir

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am 4 Comments

“It helps if they are dead,” say many memoirists when asked about including family members in their work. Clearly, memoir is an undertaker’s profession: how to present the person so they look as natural as they did in life? Consider, for example, preparing the late Mickey Easterling, the infamous…

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Putting on the Fiction Dress

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:00am 13 Comments

Seeing someone wear a fiction dress, I thought how beautiful, glamorous and very sexy. Of course I wanted to have a dress like that!  I had all the material at hand, reams of material in fact, from dense brocade and velvet to transparent silk chiffon. Like some unpaid, third-world  garment worker, I became the…

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April Eberhardt

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:08pm 2 Comments

How great to see April Eberhardt featured by Brooke Warner.  Fresh is an apt description not only for how we choose what we eat but also for how we choose the people that feed our creative spirits. April, as her name implies, is not only fresh, but crisp and delicious! Smart food for the weary writer, those fatigued from the usual publishing nightmares or wilted by the lack of imaginative spirit. 

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At 12:10pm on January 13, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Patricia, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.

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Meg Waite Clayton
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Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters, (all Random House/Ballantine)

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Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer 
At 11:10am on January 7, 2013, Caitlyn Levin said…

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