Category Archives: memoir writing

Times Past: Dealing with Others

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters I write memoir – my memories of particular times or events in my life. In this process, through no fault of their own other than being part of my life…

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Trees: Times Past

It may seem like a strange topic choice for a memoir examination where we are specifically looking for differences between generations and geographical locations but I wonder how much trees, or lack of them, affect how we currently view trees. … Continue reading

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January 2018: Times Past

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters Unlike Charli scooping snow from her porch as the Lady of the Lake weaves her winter charm and C. Jai, holed up escaping the cold, I hail from the Sunshine…

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Driving: Times Past

Transport has become an increasingly important part of our lives. When my Great Grandfather came to Australia his mode of transport was a pony and cart. Holidays a long way from home simply didn’t happen. The car made a world … Continue reading

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Toys I still do or wish I had: Times Past

Last months responses were wonderful and although contributions were small the comments on all the posts were wonderful and well worth reading. If you are interested in food I suggest you follow the links and read the posts as well … Continue reading

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Creative Non-fiction: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

This is a subject I find is often very misunderstood. People often think that because of the word ‘creative’ that the piece is not strictly true, that the author has allowed some creative narrative content into the piece. That they … Continue reading

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Voice: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

In an earlier post on the ‘I’ characters found in memoir I mentioned that the narrating ‘I’ could be polyvocal – that they could have multiple voices. Firstly, what is a voice. There are two meanings and one always occurs … Continue reading

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