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Memoir with a View: Discovering the Metaphor of Your Narrator’s Experience

Don’t expect to know your metaphors before you begin to write. This is what you’ll discover as you write. Sue William Silverman   Writing memoir is an act of self-discovery. And the discovery that happens during the writing often reveals the deeper story of the self. Indeed, it’s not a stretch to say that the […]

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Writing Memoir Is an Act of Self-Compassion

  One of the hallmarks of writing memoir is making sense of your life experiences. The very act of looking back and seeing how seemingly disparate events are connected by deeper themes leads not only to insight and wisdom but also to self-compassion. Writing about the past provides an opportunity to see who you once […]

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Rocks Away: The Writers We Choose Ourselves to Be

This week’s guest blogger, Lisa O’Neil, is a student in Writing Women’s Lives™ Transform Your Writing/Transform Your Life™ Mentoring Program, where she and her mother— Lorain Fox Davis, Native American Elder, teacher, and singer— are working together on a memoir that chronicles the powerful connection that persists between a mother and daughter despite generations of silence […]

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Writing Magic: On Creating a Sacred Writing Space

I am honored to be this week’s guest writer-in–virtual-residence at Maia Toll’s seasonal Witch Camp, which explores the creativity and fertility of Spring through writing and ritual.   This week’s Witch Camp lesson is titled “The Sacred Life of Stuff,” and this week’s ritual is titled “The Altar of the Sacred Daily.”   Maia, an […]

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