Category Archives: memoir writing

There Be Monsters


THERE BE MONSTERS   I am posting an article (with her permission from another site, passagesnorth.com),  of a writer whose grandparents were residents of Lithuania during World War II. Like me, she became curious about her family’s past and their … Continue reading

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THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF A WORKING LIFE


The last Fortnight of a working life One can only spend so much time listening to the radio with headphones on, reading emails, soliciting work from colleagues, and trying to come up with something to do, before boredom sets in. … Continue reading

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DIGITAL PAIN


  Never would I have thought that I would complain about a computer since I became the owner of one with the windows operating program (what was it, 1995?) that made \\dos a thing of the past and the ten … Continue reading

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Battle for Acceptance – Jan Wong’s OUT OF THE BLUE –


Review of OUT OF THE BLUE, by Jan Wong The subtitle is: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and Yes, Happiness http://www.amazon.com/Out-Blue-Workplace-Depression-Redemption/dp/0987868500/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366475873&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+wong%2C+Out+of+the+blue As a person with first hand experience with a bout of mental illness last year, I was … Continue reading

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PREY OR PREDATOR?


Review of This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars. The book consists of a series of interconnected short stories that form the novel about Yunior and his loves. The … Continue reading

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THE VAGINA IS BACK!


  The Vagina is back!     Now that porn has come to the world and gone mainstream, with its prevalent depiction of the vagina in its video scenes as a central ‘character’ (oh, yeah, and the naked women connected … Continue reading

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The Publishing War


The world of book publishing is still in the hands of gatekeepers, but a war is going on, in a most civilized way. The people without whom a book can almost never be successful, used to be, and still are … Continue reading

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BIRTH OF A BOOK


Have you ever had a dream of wanting to write that book that’s in you—deep, deep down? Well, I did and I have. Not that it all came easy. No, it’s a whole lot of work getting a book published, … Continue reading

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Ebook baby


It looks like things are happening. My new baby is being swaddled as we speak and the last smears are wiped off her tiny head and off her sparse hair before presenting this beauty to the world.  No, not that kind of … Continue reading

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REJECTION LETTERS FROM PUBLISHERS


Writing rejection letters is an art form most writers know about from the receiving end, while trying to get a book published. I have received quite a few of those in my quest to find a home for my first … Continue reading

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