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Comma story - Terisa Folaron

Comma story - Terisa Folaron | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.
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A Memoir Is Not a Status Update - The New Yorker

A Memoir Is Not a Status Update - The New Yorker | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ I wonder what would have become of me if I had come of age as a writer during these years of living out loud.”
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Christi Krug's curator insight, August 18, 2014 11:42 PM

“It is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment—that explodes in poetry.”

 

Great thoughts about writing memoir in the digital media age.

 

(Thank you, Arvy!)

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Neil Gaiman's Eight Good Writing Practices

Neil Gaiman's Eight Good Writing Practices | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“Neil Gaiman’s Eight Good Writing Practices 1. Write. 2. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. 3. Finish what you're writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it....”
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Making Your Memoirs Real

Making Your Memoirs Real | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ While your story may seem as vivid to you as if it occurred yesterday, it's something else again to capture that down on paper so that your readers share your experience.”
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The History of Memoirs

The History of Memoirs | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ In August of 1929, Sigmund Freud scoffed at the notion that he would do anything as crass as write an autobiography. “That is of course quite an impossible suggestion,” he wrote to his nephew, who had conveyed an American publisher’s suggestion that the great man write his life story. “Outwardly,” Freud went on, perhaps a trifle disingenuously, “my life has passed calmly and uneventfully and can be covered by a few dates.” Inwardly—and who knew better?—things were a bit more complicated Read more http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2010/01/25/100125crbo_books_mendelsohn#ixzz23lpzPwVl
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7 Alzheimers Dementia Memoirs Worth Reading

7 Alzheimers Dementia Memoirs Worth Reading | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
There's a growing tidal wave of information and perspectives on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving - some of it useful and interesting, some not so much! Former caregiver and author Martha ...
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Readers of memoirs care more about story than authenticity, says author - Calgary Herald

Readers of memoirs care more about story than authenticity, says author - Calgary Herald | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ Calgary Herald Readers of memoirs care more about story than authenticity, says author Calgary Herald For all of its glamour and popularity, memoir is actually a very young genre with a huge amount of cultural import, University of Alberta English...”
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On The Importance Of Writing Your Own Memoirs. And Jane Fonda's Relationship With Her Mother, Frances Ford Seymour

On The Importance Of Writing Your Own Memoirs.  And Jane Fonda's Relationship With Her Mother, Frances Ford Seymour | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“I am probably less often a writer and more often a medium. I don't write many original ideas. More often, I selectively channel, interpret, and share others' ideas. I regularly write corresponden...”
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Fake memoirs: Academic says we should not disregard books because they unexpectedly change genre - The Independent

Fake memoirs: Academic says we should not disregard books because they unexpectedly change genre - The Independent | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ The Independent Fake memoirs: Academic says we should not disregard books because they ...” "Readers might feel angry or betrayed when they discover the truth. But I wonder if very strict boundaries between different literary genres are partly to blame. If memoirs include even a small amount of fictional or reconstructed material, they may be judged as wholly worthless, even though they may have value in literary or psychological terms that exceeds their truth value."
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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.”
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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:43 PM

Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:55 AM

A student could also use writing to inspire visual art work.

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UK's teen suicide tragedy: Problems, solutions | NetFamilyNews.org

UK's teen suicide tragedy: Problems, solutions | NetFamilyNews.org | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
Before the cases facts are known, here's what we do know about three things: bullying, the relationship between bullying and suicide, and the nature of social media.
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Millennial Students and Middle-aged Faculty: A Learner-centered Approach | Faculty Focus

Millennial Students and Middle-aged Faculty: A Learner-centered Approach | Faculty Focus | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
The problem is my age. It relentlessly advances while the faces staring back at me in the classroom remain the same, fixed between late adolescence and early adulthood. In short, I grow old while my students do not.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:22 PM

Interesting article that explores compromise between the ways of multitasking digital learners and more traditional reflective approaches.

Ellen Graber's comment, March 29, 2013 3:48 PM
So true!
Erin Abrahamsen's curator insight, October 7, 2016 11:56 AM

Many faculty in nursing programs may identify with this article.  If focuses on the student experience and strategies for the educator. 

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John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age

John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ A vital reminder of the only good reason to put something into the world. Advice to aspiring authors from successful ones seems to be a s”
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Christi Krug's curator insight, June 17, 2014 1:43 PM

"Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And [not] because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people." --John Green

KindredReaders's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:41 PM

In a nutshell: "Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts." -- John Green

KindredReaders's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:43 PM

In a nutshell: "Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts." -- John Green

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How To Think Like A Writer

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“Writing isn't easy. In fact, it can be painfully difficult. Why? Because it's thinking, but on paper. "To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard," said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David McCullough. Many...”
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:58 PM

One year I used excerpts of Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird my freshman writing class. "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird."

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What Writers Can Learn From ‘Goodnight Moon’ - NYTimes.com

What Writers Can Learn From ‘Goodnight Moon’ - NYTimes.com | Lifewriting | Scoop.it

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 22, 2014 9:36 AM

I've often told my writing students that they should never underestimate the power of a picture book, even, or maybe especially wordless picture books. Hmmm. I feel a blog post coming on. Stay tuned.

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In Memoirs, Misery is Simply a Step toward Hope | Memory Writers Network

In Memoirs, Misery is Simply a Step toward Hope | Memory Writers Network | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ A participant in a recent memoir workshop asked me if all memoirs need to be about misery. I assured her there is no such rule. However, it is true that hard living makes good reading and at the end of a well-told story, the reader feels lifted by the triumph of overcoming hardship.”
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All About Me: How Memoirs Became the Literature of Choice | Highbrow Magazine

All About Me: How Memoirs Became the Literature of Choice | Highbrow Magazine | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
Memoirs are the great equalizer of writing. In a genre utterly non-denominational, there is room for any story in any pattern of prose. The Christian Science Monitor reports that memoirs have seen sales increase from $170 million to $270 million since 1999. Most nonfiction MFA writing programs are geared substantially towards the genre; Hunter College even requires prospective students to submit a memoir proposal as part of their application. Many bookstores can count their autobiography sections among the most frequented and their popularity thrives.
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Spiritual Memoirs 101: How do you write about your family’s baggage?

Spiritual Memoirs 101: How do you write about your family’s baggage? | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
... how should you, a memoirist, write about your people and their baggage?
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10 Thrilling Memoirs

10 Thrilling Memoirs | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ This summer, take your mind through gripping tales of modern adventures while you're safe at home with the air conditioner on. (Adventure is Out There in 10 Thrilling Memoirs via @Mashable.”
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The best memoirs of 2013

The best memoirs of 2013 | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“ From David Jason to Julian Barnes, our critics round up the best memoirs of the year”
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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:58 AM

From the U.K. The article also contains a link to The Guardian's full 2013 in Review series.

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10 Stunning Writing Studios

10 Stunning Writing Studios | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
We know writers have some weird habits and that a sense of place is often one of the most important aspects of a story. Considering these qualities, it seems natural that writers usually yearn for their own private sanctuaries. For the wordsmiths currently drafting their latest and greatest, but with no literary oasis to call home, let these stunning writing studios serve as inspiration to transform your corner of the world into a personal retreat.
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The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
“A good story has to be extremely particular and peculiar to your life. It has to have an element of singularity and yet – and this is the alchemy and paradox of storytelling – it has to be something immediately universal, part of something that we all experience,”
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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:33 AM

I like this personal story. Personal Storytelling is a very strog and important media. Follow my work at www.digitalstoryteller.dk

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Twitter becoming more popular than Facebook among the youth - Sci/Tech - dna

Twitter becoming more popular than Facebook among the youth - Sci/Tech -  dna | Lifewriting | Scoop.it
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