Crafting your memoir restores meaning after loss
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by Jerry Waxler
10M ago
No matter how hard we try to push down old pains, they sometimes climb out of their graves like zombies. Some people try to drown their memories, pretending not to notice that the alcohol makes their pain stronger. Some lose … The post Crafting your memoir restores meaning after loss first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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The Feminine Viewpoint in Memoirs
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by Jerry Waxler
1y ago
The feminine version of romance is perhaps one of the most profound differences between the genders. And as a male, I've been outside looking in - until now. The post The Feminine Viewpoint in Memoirs first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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The Genius of an Uplifting Memor Conclusion
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by Jerry Waxler
1y ago
This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher At the beginning of Amy Scher’s memoir, This is How I save … The post The Genius of an Uplifting Memor Conclusion first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Should you include romance in your memoir?
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by Jerry Waxler
2y ago
The process of getting together with a romantic partner is so psychologically complex, and so fraught with pitfalls and doubts, it makes perfect raw material for a memoir. Then why have I seen so few bestsellers centered on this theme? … The post Should you include romance in your memoir? first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Memoirs are a path toward mutual respect
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by Jerry Waxler
2y ago
Growing up Jewish gave me a front row seat to the hatred proudly on display against people of other races, not only in Europe but right here in my own country. By the time I arrived in college, the signs … The post Memoirs are a path toward mutual respect first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Ancestor Research Memoirs Give History a Voice
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by Jerry Waxler
3y ago
When I was a teenager, in the sixties, I loved to read novels about the previous hundred years. Authors such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Ernest Hemingway led me on astonishing journeys through the worlds that existed before my … The post Ancestor Research Memoirs Give History a Voice first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Writing a life: memoir or autobiography?
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by Jerry Waxler
3y ago
It’s that “and more” that pushed me to deepen my understanding of the sometimes-subtle differences between autobiography and memoir, a distinction that continues to plague memoir writers struggling to decide how much to keep into their growing manuscripts. The post Writing a life: memoir or autobiography? first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Writing a life: memoir or autobiography?
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by Jerry Waxler
3y ago
(Note: This article began as a review of Strawberry Roan by Judy Beil Vaughan, and over time turned into a longread about the intricate relationship between memoir and autobiography. If you are a writer wondering how your memoir will work, … The post Writing a life: memoir or autobiography? first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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How memoirs increase empathy
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by Jerry Waxler
4y ago
About WordPress Memoir Revolution 77 Theme Updates 00 Comments in moderation New View Post SEO Purge SG Cache Howdy, Jerry Waxler Log Out Edit Post Save draft Preview Publish Add title How memoirs increase empathy by Jerry Waxler, author of Memoir Revolution: Write Your Story, Change the World During my training to become a therapist, one of the more esoteric instructions I received was that when a client told me about their situation, I was supposed to pay attention to my own feelings. The post How memoirs increase empathy first appeared on Memoir Revolution ..read more
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Losing yourself to find your new truth
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by jerrywaxler
4y ago
Merging yourself in the Other In my early teens I learned how to lose myself by entering into the minds of detectives and space adventurers. In more recent years, I’ve shifted to actual people, whose memoirs enable me to leave ..read more
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