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Memoir Writing--A Journey with Baggage — Memories and Memoirs

Memoir Writing--A Journey with Baggage — Memories and Memoirs | Memoir writing | Scoop.it

"... when we write a memoir [,] [W]e begin putting in our suitcase the memories, people and events that we are eager to celebrate and remember. Even if our story is a dark one, we have a handle on it, we’ve been journaling and we know the basics of the story. We launch into our writing eagerly, capturing images and moments, freely writing, remembering and even doing research. We even feel brave enough to tell people we’re writing a book!"


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Memoir Writing Tip: Point of View

Memoir Writing Needs a Point of View: What’s Yours?
As a writer, you know that point of view (POV) refers to your decision to write in First Person (I), Second Person (you), or Third Person (He or She). If you’ve studied POV, then you know a lot more about this topic including that the Third Person has several sub-types including single character, multiple characters, omniscient narrator.

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The Vietnam War 1964-1976 HD Full Version

The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam) was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to ...

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Book Review: Movie Love in the Fifties - Laura's Miscellaneous ...

Book Review: Movie Love in the Fifties - Laura's Miscellaneous ... | Memoir writing | Scoop.it
MOVIE LOVE IN THE FIFTIES actually covers movies released from the mid '40s through the early '60s, and I found the book worthwhile, but with reservations. I'll get the negatives out of the way first; the biggest is that the ...
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How Exposed Are You in Your Memoir Stories? — Times They Were a' Changing

How Exposed Are You in Your Memoir Stories? — Times They Were a' Changing | Memoir writing | Scoop.it
Each of us decides how much to expose our private self in writing memoir. Ask yourself: does the piece show a side of yourself that no one else knows? Are you writing about events you’ve never told anyone about before, exposing secrets?

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Kathy Hansen's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:15 PM

Memoir writing does demand that we explore, reveal—if only to ourselves at first—who we are and what makes us tick.  Shapiro says, “The author Phillip Lopate complains that the problem with confessional writing is that people don’t confess enough. And I agree.”

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:58 AM

Be brave and expose yourself more... that gives more deepeness and perspectives to your stories - says the article... well, it depends on also the culture you are living in...

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ScrapMoir How-To #35: Change Your Lens for Writing Memoir and Scrapbook Stories

ScrapMoir How-To #35: Change Your Lens for Writing Memoir and Scrapbook Stories | Memoir writing | Scoop.it
Writing a memoir, lifewriting, journaling and creating family history scrapbooks all have the power to foster a sense of pride in our past, heal old wounds, remedy depression, give hope. However, the chance also exists that writing our life will mess up our present and future.

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The Fifties Fair 2013 – What people wore | Quiet Vintage Sewing

The Fifties Fair 2013 – What people wore | Quiet Vintage Sewing | Memoir writing | Scoop.it
Had a blast at the Fifties Fair again this year. Here are some snaps of some of the lovely people who attended this year. It was lovely meeting them. More photos to follow...
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LAWN TEA: SUNDAY SUPPERS OF THE FIFTIES

LAWN TEA: SUNDAY SUPPERS OF THE FIFTIES | Memoir writing | Scoop.it
I've always wondered about the people who had Sunday Night Suppers. When I was a child and teen, those were portrayed in magazines and TV commercials and cookbooks as a meal apart from any other, with chafing ...
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