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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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Writing Family Stories Changes Us

by Memoir Mentor on July 30, 2010

You may find the following inspiring video the kick in the pants you need to get you back to writing your memoir or family history this summer. There are so many ways to capture family stories. The subject of this video, a young woman named Lesley Graham, is an artist who wove her own artwork […]

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Home and Away Again

by Memoir Mentor on June 15, 2010

I returned from my Ohio research trip about a week ago and have spent the days since organizing and analyzing the material I collected in my ancestral homeland. On the whole, I rate the trip a success, particularly the experience of actually seeing the places where my Parretts actually lived and worked. I am lucky, because that area is […]

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