Memoir

Memoir March: All Dogs Go to Kevin by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

Memoir March: All Dogs Go to Kevin by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

Outlining a narrative arc and creating composite characters helped make the memoir of veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang a success.

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Memoir March: Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable by Liane Kupferberg Carter

Memoir March: Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable by Liane Kupferberg Carter

How do you write an honest memoir without hurting members of your family? Liane Kupferberg Carter offers how she tackled the issue in Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable.

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Memoir March: The Spoon from Minkowitz by Judith Fein

Memoir March: The Spoon from Minkowitz by Judith Fein

Judith Fein’s memoir, The Spoon From Minkowitz, was missing a key element in the first draft. Here she tells us what it was–and how she resolved it.

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Memoir March: To Drink from the Silver Cup by Anna Redsand

Memoir March: To Drink from the Silver Cup by Anna Redsand

Author Anna Redsand discusses how she found a way to organize To Drink from the Silver Cup, a moving memoir about reconciling her faith with her sexuality.

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Introduction: March Is for Memoir Writing

Introduction: March Is for Memoir Writing

I’ve dedicated March to memoir-related posts because I’m going to be teaching a memoir-writing class, because I got memoirist friends to contribute great guest posts, and because I like alliteration.

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A Post-Election Letter to Hillary

A Post-Election Letter to Hillary

I posted on Facebook that I was down about the election, that I didn’t have the heart to market my book. Several people suggested I send a copy to Hillary. So I did.

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Hillary Clinton, My Literary Muse

Hillary Clinton, My Literary Muse

Hillary Clinton helped me finish my memoir. Not the candidate herself, of course, but the example of her life. I’m sorry I didn’t make that clear earlier on in this election cycle.  I was being, well, politic. No longer. Fear of Being Tarnished It’ll come as a surprise to exactly no one who knows me that I’m a […]

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Genre Bending: Round Books In Square Slots

Genre Bending: Round Books In Square Slots

Is my book a memoir? A tell-all? Is it about travel or women or publishing or writing…or all of the above? Amazon wants to know.

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My Mother, Hillary, and Bernie

My Mother, Hillary, and Bernie

Parts of my mother’s history might suggest she’d be a Bernie fan, but she’d be Hillary all the way. Here’s why she would say #ImWithHer

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Born 2 Freelance

Born 2 Freelance

I thought I had slunk, ashamed and abject, out of my job as a newspaper editor. A caricature by the paper’s cartoonist suggests otherwise.

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WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

.In this final post of my November memoir challenge, I sum up what I’ve accomplished and what I still hope to accomplish, using many subheads and bullets and lots of boldface text.

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WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

Welcome to day 29 of the Write Part of My Memoir in November challenge, poor puppy edition.  Earlier today, I found myself filled with terror, followed by great pain. Stay with me here. The ordeal was over far more quickly than the telling will be. A dog of many beds It all started when I […]

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