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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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Time in Memoir

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By Irene Waters My almost ninety-year-old mother rings me every night. A habit that began many years ago both to ensure that she had someone to talk to every day and from a…

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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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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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Experience: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

Last week I wrote about who memoirs are about – the ‘I’ characters that are found within the narrative. This week I ask what is memoir about?  You may say it is about a personal experience. Something that happened to … Continue reading

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