Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personal a blog by author, artist and teacher, Mary Carroll Moore I’ve always loved this quote by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: “The most powerful strand in memoir is not expressing your originality. It’s tapping in to your universality.” That’s confused a lot ofContinue reading “Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl”

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Being a Distance Grandparent

I have now finished reading Helen Ellis, my author friend’s well researched, informative book on Distance Families.Her ability to study in-depth, write honestly and portray the many aspects of distance parenting and grandparenting throughout the book is admirable.Many chapters held my attention, but especially the topics regarding acceptance and reflection of the past. Also, theContinue reading “Being a Distance Grandparent”

Great dialogue instruction by Mary Carroll Moore – an influencer in developing writing skills.

Each month I receive a newsletter from Mary Carroll Moore. Experience has taught me to digest her teaching tips as Mary writes gems. Glennis Annie Browne FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021 What I’ve Learned about Great Dialogue from Thrillers  I love literary fiction, rich nonfiction, travel memoir, all kinds of books, actually, that take me places.Continue reading “Great dialogue instruction by Mary Carroll Moore – an influencer in developing writing skills.”

You can’t take the country out of the girl

Chook, chook, chookies , sitting high on your perch.Heads tucked in your plumage, safe from the storm,while the easterly wind whirls and whines.Blustery gusts, driving showers of rain every which way,drenching your chook house, as nearby branches are bending and heaving in the storm. But you, my girls, without a worry remain silent, without aContinue reading “You can’t take the country out of the girl”