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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”

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”

Times Past: Sand in your Pants

..it was a nightmare trying to pull down and then up, a wet baggy, sand-ridden costume and have it still cover the parts of the body it was supposed to.

This is the third post in a memoir series hosted by Irene Waters over at her blog “Reflections and Nightmares” – “Times Past” is aimed at Continue reading “Times Past: Sand in your Pants”

Times Past: Wash Day Dander

This is the second post in a memoir series hosted by Irene Waters over at her blog “Reflections and Nightmares” - "Times Past" is aimed at giving some ‘social insights into the way the world has changed between not only  Continue reading "Times Past: Wash Day Dander" 

Times Past: Date Meal Delusions

I don’t know why I thought googling “1980’s pub food Mushroom and Nut Fettuccine” would get me a result because of course, the internet didn’t quite exist for this sort Continue reading “Times Past: Date Meal Delusions”

What does Survivorship look like?

Theoretically, I’m on the home-straight with the big memoir project, but rather than gather speed towards the end, I’ve been grinding to a near halt, struggling with exactly what that ending is. In fact Never Ending Story might be a good Continue reading “What does Survivorship look like?”

Bite Size Memoir: Crazy!

I’m on the crazy theme this week with my Bite Size Memoir. Changing my habits and routines and stuffing my calendar is working well for the writing, (though I’m feeling a bit bonkers at times.) I’m hardly prolific but I’m making more progress and learning to value that. Continue reading “Bite Size Memoir: Crazy!”

Grandmother’s Footsteps

Grandmother's FootstepsThis bureau was given to my grandmother, Cicely Greenbank in 1930. It was a present bought by colleagues when she left work – as convention required – before getting married. She was a capable woman who quietly bore the frustration of loss of camaraderie and mental exercise, though not without a few sharp quips or advice to ‘make the most of my opportunities’ when out of my grandfather’s earshot!

It’s only looking back I can appreciate how Continue reading “Grandmother’s Footsteps”

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