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Jan.10.2013
Wanna write something important? Wanna know more than you did before? Join me "inexpensively" for a writing workshop that is dead set on capturing character on February 2nd at the sinfully low cost of just $35, where part of the proceeds go to the arts at St. Stephen's Church in Belvedere, CA. Read...
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Nov.11.2012
Catching Spirits Event–Daughters & Sons Share Soulful Stories from the Award-Winning Guidebook “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir” at Books Inc, Alameda, November 16th at 7 p.m. Who is your MOM deep down inside? How will she be remembered? Why does it matter? Daughters and sons who...
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Oct.26.2012
I believe in a coming together of spirits between daughters and sons with their individual mothers as they write the Mother Memoir, their bio-vignettes. And I believe an ever widening circle forms around people from all walks of life as stories are shared and embraced for sheer...
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Sep.04.2012
It’s high time to share some stories with you starting with “My Mother’s Song.” Before scrolling down to read Karen’s Mother Memoir, I thought a little background would make sense. Forty-some short, true stories (bio-vignettes) have been woven throughout the thoughtful prompts and intriguing...
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May.02.2012
Or is it intention, inspiration, fruition?  Many years ago, inspiration led me to write a book, a guidebook filled with exercises and stories to take “most anyone” on a journey along a writer’s path. For the past few years, my intention has been to craft it well, to make it different and...
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Feb.20.2012
The point of writing The Mother Memoir can be misunderstood. The guest post, below, by Laura McHale Holland, “Some Spirits Are Better Left Alone,” provides an opening for me to add some clarity.  The Mother Memoir is not meant to be about extolling the virtues of or praising the woman you call...
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Feb.06.2012
A CELEBRATION OF CRAFT, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY! This headline for The San Francisco Writers Conference 2012 will provide exactly that and more. Click the link above for the line-up of inspiring bestselling authors, legendary agents, writing intensive workshops, and classes on craft galore. As The...
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Dec.19.2011
We’re deep into winter here in northern California, although not a Russian winter by any means. Winter evenings, when afternoon light fades earlier each day into cold, inky sky, I relish the extra time I guiltlessly take to read good books. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay was one terrific novel I...
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Dec.15.2011
We’re deep into winter here in northern California, although not a Russian winter by any means. Winter evenings, when afternoon light fades earlier each day into cold, inky sky, I relish the extra time I guiltlessly take to read good books. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay was one terrific novel I...
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Nov.29.2011
The Buddha in the Attic is a novel that reads like a memoir of a thousand voices. Julie Otsuka’s writing is unique and lyrical, and the book is a treasure of souls. One that I couldn’t put down. When I came to the end of it, I wasn’t ready to let these Japanese mail-order brides and their families...