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Memoir Monday: The Big Picture

A short while ago I thought it would be nice to share a weekly post about how the memoir writing was going. Continue reading “Memoir Monday: The Big Picture”

Memoir Monday – Brief Update

Oh gosh. Busy times. Having failed to get a post out last week I find I’ve got all of 45 minutes left to me this Monday to Continue reading “Memoir Monday – Brief Update”

Memoir Monday – Perspectives

Last week I wrote about my latest plans to finish off my manuscript and tomorrow I embark on 11 weeks of “Advanced Autobiographical Writing” at London’s CityLit with Sherri Matthews.

I am so looking forward to meeting her at last!

Of course this past week should have been about final preparations and only half way through did I wonder how I came to volunteer a guest post and fiction prompt Continue reading “Memoir Monday – Perspectives”

Saddle Up Folks! Come for a Ride at the Carrot Ranch

As you might have noticed, some weeks I have a go at flash fiction at Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch. Flash fiction is simply small itty bits of writing that tell some sort of story. Generally it varies from 50-500 words. There are a few rules like not being offensive but otherwise it is open to absolutely anyone who wants to have a go.
There are a fair few of us who have been doing so for a couple of years and we make up Continue reading “Saddle Up Folks! Come for a Ride at the Carrot Ranch”

Memoir Monday

I’ve been aware of steadily building to a ‘writing crisis’ for over a year now. It reached a horrible crescendo over the New Year and I was close to building a great big bonfire and walking away from 80,00 words which seem to have a gravity all of their own, dragging me back to misery even when I don’t open the document to work on it. It’s always there.

The biggest part of the problem has been deciding what my book is about: It’s about cancer but that’s only initially. It’s about survival but where does that start Continue reading “Memoir Monday”

#WeekendCoffeeShare 9th April 2016

If we were having coffee together I’d already be distracted, trying to lay my hands on the pieces of paper with the first half of this post on. I’d tell you how I’ve enjoyed the sheer ‘ordinariness’ reading similar posts of Irene Waters as she updates followers with household exploits, puppy training and writing updates. #WeekendCoffeeShare is hosted by Diana over at Part Time Monster – I like the easy, chatty way of it, so I’d started a few notes at the beginning of the week – almost a diary, but as we’re having coffee in public, Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare 9th April 2016”

Calling all #Bloggers, #Tweeps #Readers #Writers – Please tag #MemoirReviews

Idea

This idea is aimed at helping self-improving and newbie memoir writers and memoir readers find new memoirs they really want to read.

I am a memoir writer with nothing yet published except what’s on this blog. (Although Continue reading “Calling all #Bloggers, #Tweeps #Readers #Writers – Please tag #MemoirReviews”

What does your Bio need, apart from a Whiff of Cheese?!

I’ve been stalling writing a bio for the Carrot Ranch Congress of Rough Writers for weeks and weeks – a couple of posts on what makes me a writer were very useful Continue reading “What does your Bio need, apart from a Whiff of Cheese?!”

When does writing make you a Writer?

I’m on a train. I have 1,687 words of Scrivenings dumped into a Pages file to come up with this week’s blog post. I know is way too much – both for the reader and Continue reading “When does writing make you a Writer?”

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