All Blog Posts Tagged 'memoir' (407)

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My next bad hair day story happened one weekend in Dubai. I ended up coloring my hair three times in a row; only because I couldn’t get the color just-right. The result of the third coloring was okay for my hair, but something went horribly wrong with my eyebrows. (You see, anyone who knows me, knows that I have skin-tone eyebrows; some even say that they are invisible. So whenever I color my hair, I try to…

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Added by Marsha Yasmine Marie on June 22, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Upcoming Story Circle Network Online Classes!

Check out what Story Circle Network is offering this summer term in their online classes.  Classes begin mid-July and early August. Sign up now.

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Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on June 21, 2016 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Upcoming Story Circle Network Online Classes!

Check out what Story Circle Network is offering this summer term in their online classes.  Classes begin mid-July and early August. Sign up now.

Here's the link to Story Circle Network Online Classes

Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on June 21, 2016 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Upcoming Story Circle Network Online Classes!

Check out what Story Circle Network is offering this summer term in their online classes.  Classes begin mid-July and early August. Sign up now.

Here's the link to Story Circle Network Online Classes

Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on June 21, 2016 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Book in Hand

            Last week, when I contemplated writing this blog entry, I intended to title it, “Obstacles and Opportunities.”  I often start with a title. My plays and my memoir, DYING IN DUBAI, began that way. Then two days ago, a box arrived, containing the Advance Review Copies of my memoir—ARCs, as they are known…

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Added by Roselee Blooston on June 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

I’ve been told that some of my stories are incomplete in form. They don’t have the standard type of plot-arc and resolution.  “Where are you going with these?” They say. “These are just sketches.” (I…

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I’ve been told that some of my stories are incomplete in form. They don’t have the standard type of plot-arc and resolution.  “Where are you going with these?” They say. “These are just sketches.” (Interesting– That’s what the art critics and academicians of the 1890’s said about Claude Monet, who now in countless art history books is called “the Father of Impressionism.”)

If my stories don’t fit the formula for maximum sales, and if they only offer a glimpse of a…

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Added by Victoria Chames on June 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Birth and Rebirth

     Why does embarking on a new chapter in my writing life feel like both a birth and a rebirth?  Part of the answer is obvious: there is a lot of labor involved, a lot of figurative blood, and real sweat and tears. When I began writing, I was a child creating illustrated poetry books, which were a secondary outlet for my ever-present need to express myself. Those first efforts rhymed. Later, as a 7th grader, I turned to haiku and got my first accolades: an Honorable Mention in…

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Added by Roselee Blooston on June 1, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

A Letter to Mom.

Dear Mom,

Just felt like writing to you today. I wish I could hold you and let you know how much I love you. I wish I could look into your eyes and feel that unconditional love that I miss so much.

I have done so much since the last time we spoke. I have come back to the States with Mona. She is now in the programs that she needs. She has started college classes and has picked up her art again. I am so proud of her. I can’t imagine how difficult it would have been to come back…

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Added by Marsha Yasmine Marie on May 31, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

The Effects of Place

When you select a place in which to have action happen--be it for a story, an essay, or a poem--this place will affect many other aspects of the piece you're writing. It's not a choice that you should waltz into without forethought.

 

The following are some of the aspects of a written text that will be…

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Added by Bernadette Geyer on May 23, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Welcome to My Blog!

Welcome to my blog! In the next few months I’ll be giving you a glimpse of the inner workings of my journey to and through the publication of my first book, DYING IN DUBAI, a memoir of marriage, mourning and the Middle East, by Apprentice House Press, Loyola University Maryland on Oct 1st.  This is, to say the least, an exciting time for me, and one of deep satisfaction. I still can’t quite believe that I’m here, anticipating the launch of a book. It feels like a…

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Added by Roselee Blooston on May 17, 2016 at 7:46am — No Comments

Upcoming Story Circle Network Online Class:The Story of Your Life

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Class Title: The Story of Your Life

Instructor: Lily Iona MacKenzie 

Class Term: May 16-June 20, 2016

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Synopsis

Discovering the narrative that is your life.

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Virginia Woolf observed that "the past is beautiful…

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Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on May 7, 2016 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Where Are We in Relation to the Last Scene? Tracking Time in Memoir

Lately, with my memoir students and clients, I find myself writing the following query into nearly every submission: Where are we in relation to where we just were? As the writer of your memoir, it’s critical to remember that you lived the experiences you’re writing about, and that you must slow down and anchor the reader again and again and again as to where they are in your timeline—multiple times in a single chapter.

I encourage my…

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Added by Brooke Warner on April 26, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo Announce Book Signing in St. Louis

April 25, 2016 (St. Louis, MO) – Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today that they will be at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO on May 18, 2016 at 7:00PM to do a book signing for their memoir, …

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Added by Kelsey McBride on April 25, 2016 at 10:45am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: photographer Barbara Bosworth, SCAD president's new memoir, outdoor sculpture in Foggy Bottom (D.C.), paper sculpture Marit Roland, Ursula von Rydingsvard's commission for Princeton, and Helen Frederick's installation for Phillips Collection.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Newark Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Seattle Art Museum, and North Dakota Museum of…

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 8, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

When You Don't Want to Write That Memoir Yourself--



It's tough enough to get started.



Everyone says how easy it should be to write about your life. You can keep a journal and tell a good story at the dinner table, right? So it should be no problem to whip out a 60,000 word book.

If you've been believing that, then no wonder if you get stuck.

I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here--most of us don't know how to write that…

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Added by Patti M Hall on April 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Writing Memoir

Like so many others, I've always written; Julia Cameron says its the most natural and instinctive thing for human beings to do, (though I think singing comes first - even babies do it when they're only days old.) I wrote poetry and hid it when my marriage and my life were falling…

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Added by Victoria Chames on March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo Announce Book Signing in Delray Beach

Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today that they will be at Native Sun Clothing in Delray Beach, FL on March 24, 2016 from 5-8pm to do a book signing for their memoir, The Panting and the…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on March 14, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Story Circle Network's Upcoming Class: Reconstituting the Self Through Memoir

Class Title: Reconstituting the Self Through Memoir

Instructor: Lily Iona MacKenzie 

Class Term: March 14-April 25, 2016

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In this class we'll be…

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Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on March 9, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Competing with Myself

My biggest challenge as a writer is that I make my living as a writer. Dream come true, right? Yes and no.

I own a writing and editing consulting firm where I specialize in medical and science writing. I also teach writing to nonwriters (scientists, physicians, and engineers) who write for their jobs. I love my work and I've built a profitable business.

I also have had some success as…

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Added by Hope J Lafferty on March 6, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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