Category Archives: memoir writing

Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

Another post I have written for Carrot Ranch on Memoir. via Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

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Times Past: Themes and Focus

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By Irene Waters Although memoir is a true story of a particular part of your life, it must still have structure if you intend for others to read it. Firstly you have to…

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The biggest change: Times Past

I can remember talking to my grandmother (pre Silent Generation) about how much the world had changed in her lifetime. She was born in 1899 in the small town of Tairo in Queensland. She had seen so many changes in … Continue reading

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Times Past: Dealing with Others

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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

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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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