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    I resisted starting a blog because because number one, I thought I should have a published book first and number two, I was worried that the time I spent blogging wou...
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  • I'm really enjoying reading everyone's response. Some of my favorite snippets from our discussion so far: To identify "mother writer" of "mommy blogging" is on one ha...
  • Wow, quite a flood of amazing memoirs here so far. My sub is a much more standard non-fic book called Female-Positive, a self-help, journal/workshop type book for cul...

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  • Sian - as someone who grew up in a home full of addiction and all the dysfunction that...mpanies it, I get that instinctive urge to label your feelings as "whiny brat" mode, but I think your points are...
  • I’ve just read all the comments here with my hands shaking and my stomach churning the...held about my mother and my own origins since childhood. Hmm, yup, whiny brat mode achieved… but seriously, I th...
  • Got a lovely letter from an agent who praised my writing, and while she wasn't a good fit for this work, she closed with "I'm confident you will find someone who is."...