Memoirs

Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes; shares a series of supporting articles, titled ‘who wants to read about you’ to guide you through your memoir writing journey.

Memoir writing: getting to the point of publishing

Part 5 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. Thinking about publishing should turn serious at this point.  You’ve written your memoirs to the best of your ability, registered copyright, obtained reviews and made some changes accordingly.  Your work has been read […]

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Memoir writing: editing your memoir

Part 4 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. So you’ve written it!  Congratulations, you’re already ahead of every person who’s ever thought of writing their memoirs but for one reason or another, never did.  You should at this time have exhausted […]

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Memoir writing: it’s in the telling

Part 3 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. You’ve done your preparation work with pictures and memorabilia; you’ve set up the outline and made some decisions on how you’d like to group the facts of your story. You are ready! Enter your […]

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Memoir writing: lists and outline

Part 2 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. Get out your best organising skills – it’s time to keep track of all that minutiae! Last month’s article suggested you scan or catalogue and file your boxed-up pictures, letters and cards to begin making […]

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Memoir writing: starting the process

Part 1 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’.  By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. Depending upon how many years you’ve lived and how much you need to remember, your memoir book should number at least 100 to 200 pages. But be forewarned, unless you are a famous actor/actress […]

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