Patricia Reis
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  • Portland, Maine/ Nova Scotia
  • United States
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Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Mary, your memoir about the 3 generations in your family sounds really great!  My ancestors bought prairie land in Iowa - outside of Odebolt - after the Civil War - they farmed it - and then, through a series of tragic events, lost the farm -…"
Jul 28
Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Thanks, Mardi, I agree - that threshold is where aliveness is!  Good luck with your project!  Hope to hear more about it!"
Jul 28
Mardi Link commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Thanks, Patricia, for this insightful post. It is daunting to write about those people who lived in our lives, sometimes larger than life, but did not outlive us. The "shimmering threshold in between" -- yes, that's it, isn't it?…"
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Mary Wallis Gutmann commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Patricia, My memoir (which I plan to be more than a memoir) is about my mother and aunt, my grandmother and her sister, and myself. My grandfather would not allow anything mechanized on his 125 acre grain farm (this was in 1944) and he farmed with a…"
Jul 26
Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Thanks, Mary for your comment.  I guess my point - at the end of the piece - is that a memoirist can encounter and engage with another even if they are dead - and make that person live and breathe on the page.  I guess that is what I am…"
Jul 26
Carol Schlanger commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Hi!   Oh no! Not the memoir police!  I quiver in my shoes.  Everything it seems, is a bumpy ride.  Maybe I'll develop a new genre: fictomoir or memofict   Something like that. I believe everything is made up because…"
Jul 26
Mary Wallis Gutmann commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Comment by Mary Wallis Gutmann Thanks for talking about memoir. Even if the main characters are no more, it is possible to paint a true picture if they were well-known, or better yet, if the author knew them. Insight into the person is what I'm…"
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Mary Wallis Gutmann liked Patricia Reis's blog post Undertaking Memoir
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Patricia Reis commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"Hi, Carol, thanks for the comment.  I had to laugh when you said, "All of it is true except for the parts that I made up"!!!  Do you care to elaborate on that sentence which usually sends people over the edge?  How do we…"
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Carol Schlanger commented on the blog post 'Undertaking Memoir'
"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…"
Jul 24
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…"
Jul 24
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…"
Jul 24

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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

Patricia Reis's Blog

Undertaking Memoir

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am 12 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.

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

At 5:07pm on January 10, 2013, Jennifer Lauck said…
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…

Hello,

 

Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.


You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

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