By Linda C. Wisniewski When my memoir was published, I didn’t expect everyone in my family to like it. I had written about growing up with unhappy parents, in a depressed industrial town, in a punitive church school, and as part of a Polish working-class community looked down upon by many of our neighbors. That […]
Welcome to Telling HerStories. This blog is written by women writers and teachers who want to share their passion for women’s stories. Our topics include the art, craft, and publication of women’s memoir, fiction, biography, poetry, drama, and more.
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Last Monday I finished teaching an online class for women through Story Circle Network that is entitled, “Writing 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days.” I have offered this class for several years now and students who participate report that it is scary at first committing to 20 minutes a day for 6 days […]
One of the first reviewers of my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, said, “…The poetry and photographs add an extra dimension that is missing from most memoirs like this since as a reader you get much closer to the reality of what is being described on the page…” (Mark Shelmerdine, CEO, Jeffers Press). Another […]
One of the reasons writers crave time away to write is that so much of our daily lives isn’t actually spent writing. We all have family, friends, community work, administration (answering inquiries about writing assignments, talks, workshops; publicity, paying the bills, reminding people to pay us, accounting, etc), and so on. If you asked the average fulltime writer […]
Writing Personal Essays or Life Stories? Here are some places to start your search for the right audience and/or publisher. Click on the link for more information–save to your favorites if the site looks useful. Chicken Soup for the Soul, http://www.chickensoup.com/ Story Circle Network, www.storycircle.org The Sun Magazine, http://thesunmagazine.org/ WOW: Women on Writing, http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/ TheWriteLife: […]
This is the sixth in a series of six posts by Matilda Butler. When my children were small, I took them on short walks in nearby wooded areas. As they got older, I showed them the pleasures of hiking the trails of Yosemite National Park and other places of beauty. No matter where we went […]