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Remembering Gene Hensley, a Writer Who Inspired Us All

by Memoir Mentor on December 16, 2010

She walked into my class about eight years ago, Gene and her daughter, Mia. Gene was in her mid-eighties then, and she wanted to enroll in one of my memoir writing classes. “I think she belongs in your advanced class,” Mia said. “She’s pretty good.” Little did I know just how good. When she read […]

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Contest for Family History Writers

by Memoir Mentor on August 28, 2010

Each year the International Society for Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) sponsors an “Excellence in Writing” contest for its members, most of whom write articles and books related to genealogy and family history. This year’s contest is open to both members AND non-members, and both published and unpublished authors.   Your entry should fall into one […]

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The Rewards of Writing…

by Memoir Mentor on August 8, 2010

Writing is a difficult, lonely occupation, one that resurrects all kinds of insecurities. Is our writing any good, or are we just laboring under some self-delusion? Do we have anything interesting to say? Does the world need one more book? Surely our time be better spent doing something else…anything else. I have these thoughts, and I know my […]

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