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Time Travel:Weekly Photo Challenge

Frozen in Time Time in Motion More time and motion Going back in time Frozen, thinking it was a dummy advertising a dress shop she gave me a real shock when she moved. I have attempted myself to go back … Continue reading

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99 Word Flash Fiction: A Finite time for Nurturing

Charli’s prompt this week I found once again difficult. I was once a nurse. Nursing is considered a nurturing profession. I don’t agree. Nursing I do think is a caring profession. I used to say that the day the tears … Continue reading

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Call me anything but don’t call me late for dinner: Names and their importance

Names are a subject of great importance to memoir writers. I would go further and say names are important for us all. Paul Eakin, states in his article Breaking the Rules: The Consequences of Self Narration that we learn from our parents … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between Memoir and Fiction?

The biggest difference between fiction and memoir is that the latter is a truthful account of yourself or that of someone who you personally know. Memoir comes from the French word for memory and that is exactly what it is … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Truth or dare

As a small child I was taught to tell the truth and this I did unwaveringly until I got into trouble for telling it. I cannot remember exactly what the incident was but I know it was something to do … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Progress

By the 2nd of January I had hoped to write an About this blog page and post it. When I commenced this blog in August 2013 I had absolutely no idea what a blog even was. I certainly didn’t have … Continue reading

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Pitch to the Publisher

Here is what I think I will say in my verbal pitch to the publisher. If you heard this pitch would you be tempted to look at the manuscript further? All comments appreciated. Hallo I am Irene Waters. I am … Continue reading

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Memoir

“In our memories we meet ourselves” Elizabeth Jolley Learning to Dance

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The Leper (2)

I fitted into my family in the same way I fitted into society. I didn’t. My father was a minister and my mother one of the original Quiz Kids. My “outside world” expected me to be either a goody two … Continue reading

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The Leper (1)

“Mummy I want to go to school.” “You can’t because I’m sick and they won’t let you go to school so that you won’t give the other children the sickness I have.” “But Mummy I’m not sick.” “You just can’t … Continue reading

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