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a look at how we remember and write about the past
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Speak, Memory: 'An Ending' That Uncovers The Past

Speak, Memory: 'An Ending' That Uncovers The Past | memoir writing | Scoop.it
Julian Barnes' Man Booker award-winning The Sense of an Ending investigates the power of self-delusion and how our memories are more edited than we believe.
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While writing a memoir, director learns true lineage

While writing a memoir, director learns true lineage | memoir writing | Scoop.it
Michael Lindsay-Hogg's Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age Story in Hollywood, New York and Points Beyond turns out to be a revelation for him.
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Fear Of Losing Memory Is Not Productive

Fear Of Losing Memory Is Not Productive | memoir writing | Scoop.it
Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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My Great Grandfather's Memoir - New Life On A Homestead

My Great Grandfather's Memoir - New Life On A Homestead | memoir writing | Scoop.it
Journal of our family's journey to self sufficient living. Posts include learning to garden, canning and preserving food, money saving ideas, homeschooling, self reliance, preparedness, homesteading, getting back to basics, ...
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Memory Lapse - New York Times (blog)

Memory Lapse - New York Times (blog) | memoir writing | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Memory LapseNew York Times (blog)As much as I tried to recall her face, it was as if I had never stored it in the infinite expanse of my long-term memory. But this of course is not true.
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Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher ...

Had I known how impossibly hard, arduous and excruciating this addictive piece of a memoir would be to complete reading, in all humility, I would have never touched it, let alone read it. In fact, I would keep away from any ...
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NaNoWriMo and other writing races: here’s a very stupid question

NaNoWriMo and other writing races: here’s a very stupid question | memoir writing | Scoop.it
Blog post at How To Write Better : November is a month when thousands of wannabee novelists gather under the banner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and race to pro[..]...
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Our underutilized memory

Lots of interesting observations from a memory expert.

http://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Remembering-Everything/dp/159420229X/ref=br_lf_m_1000744091_1_4_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=books&pf_rd_p=1330009202&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000744091&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0XX602SHH96TFHT7Y0W3

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After a Soaring Career, Joan Didion Considers Her Final Approach

After a Soaring Career, Joan Didion Considers Her Final Approach | memoir writing | Scoop.it
The author’s new book, “Blue Nights,” is driven as much by her contradictions as a writer as it is by her inadequacies as a parent.
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Memory and the Learning of Emotional Intelligence - michael sean ...

Memory and the Learning of Emotional Intelligence - michael sean ... | memoir writing | Scoop.it
The 'stuff' of emotional intelligence, the pivot points on which we make our decisions, is memory. Shards of memory, real or heightened, blurred, crystal clear, etc. Memory as events, memory as emotional specks stolen from ...
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Amos Oz revisits Eden and finds agony

Amos Oz revisits Eden and finds agony | memoir writing | Scoop.it

An excruciating memoir converted into fiction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/books/review/scenes-from-village-life-by-amos-oztranslated-by-nicholas-de-lange-book-review.html?_r=1&nl=books&emc=booksupdateema3

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