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Writing Memoirs ~ 2013-0325

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Writing Tip 17:

Writing in a solitary profession. Because of it, myths arise around writers. The most common one is that they are solitary loners who drink too much. The reality is that writers are a cross-section of population. Some are loners, some are gregarious story tellers at the local pub, some are troubled and some are pillars of the community. What kind of writer are you?

 Writing Exercise 17:

Think of an event before you were 12 and write about it.

 REFERENCE: Writing the Memoir from Truth to Art: A Practical Guide to the Craft, the Personal Challenge, and Ethical Dilemmas of Writing Your True Stories by Judith Barrington, Eighth Mountain Press, Portland Oregon

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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