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What’s the Difference?

About a week ago I received a call from a woman who had a few questions about getting an agent. She had written a memoir. I asked her to send me her query letter and a few sample chapters, which … Continue reading

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A Memoir Recipe

A couple of days ago I began working with a student who is editing a memoir as part of her thesis project. Most of my editorial experience is with fiction, and the student was originally working with a novel, but … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Editing Help…

While I have a couple more vignettes to write, my editor brain is chomping at the bit to dig in and get to work. Anne Lamont wrote a wonderful essay entitled, “Shitty First Drafts” and I have no doubt that … Continue reading

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Balance

Okay, I have to admit it…I’m in a bit of a writing funk. I am suffering from internal conflict. I want to ensure that I portray my mother as the loving, funny, talented, intelligent, quick-witted person she was, while also … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Who is This Mystery Baby?

I just returned from seeing “Spotlight.” It was very well done – I expect there will be some big awards. I was most impressed with the portrayal of the investigative journalism. It got me to thinking about the mystery baby, … Continue reading

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Kennebunk Free Library

As it ended up, I had a little bit of time on Friday to spend in the Kennebunk Free Library. There is something about walking into a library that makes me feel like there are endless possibilities afloat. As I … Continue reading

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