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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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Sep.05.2011
Your Mother Memoir matters, no question about it. The short, true story you will write to capture your mother’s character to keep her spirit alive for future generations will be invaluable one day.  Not to mention how valuable it will be now for you to write this bio-vignette (but that’s...
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Jul.11.2011
Writing a memoir is like making your way through a maze—embrace the mystery. You will go to places where you don’t know everything. You’re not sure if you should venture right or left or back track some, but then you realize this journey of mystery and suspense is exactly where you want to be. It...
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Mar.09.2011
That’s you, the messenger. It’s there, your voice. It is right there bubbling up inside you—you already knew that, didn’t you? But do you believe it? Do you trust it? Maybe you are thinking, “I just babble.” Well, I think I babble on and on, too, sometimes, but then I snap out of it and become...
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Dec.27.2010
Alice Munro is one of the few authors I have read who so artfully relates the throes of the human condition through her characters’ active and reactive thoughts revolving around people with whom they are intimate and others whom they’ve simply met on their path through life. Having just devoured...
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Dec.06.2010
Most of us have given our mothers cards on various holidays, complete with pat phrases, often via Hallmark, extolling the virtues of millions of moms.  This year take a good look at her—go deep down inside of her and yourself to write a “Mother Memoir” as only you can—one that fits her precisely.  ...
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Nov.22.2010
Close to a dozen times now I’ve asked you to walk the memoir labyrinth as an extraordinary way to clear your mind and take a new look at people and events.  It is hard to back away from life’s events and experiences to see them clearly. The honest attempt to put our ego and emotions aside is...
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Nov.11.2010
This weekend…click here for all the information on the 2010 SF Writers for Change Conference. Attend this conference and you’ll see that I’m not the only one who believes writing can change your life and your words can change the lives of others.  Will Your Book Be The One ThatChanges The World…...
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Jul.27.2010
Some time ago, as tears I thought had dried dissolved into curve of smile, I sprinkled my mother’s ashes in my garden under the apricot tree, From which we made amazing jam for many years to come. Touch of cinnamon, of nutmeg, not too sweet… One spring no buds appeared on that pleasing tree.  It...