Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

By D. Avery This past weekend I took time away from my regular work to peddle my written wares under the local author’s tent at the Nantucket Book Fest. This was my first time attending, and I was glad for the opportunity and exposure. If you’re wondering, I didn’t...
Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

By D. Avery Their colors are those of Tibetan prayer flags, but these squares are not yet whispering in the wind. An unassuming plastic wrapped cube; they appear to be ordinary post-it notes. These are not ordinary post-it notes to be used for mundane purposes. This...
Times Past: What is Memoir

Times Past: What is Memoir

By Irene Waters I started off this series for Charli saying that I had already written about what memoir is and at the time I chose not to repeat it. However, in summing up for the last post in this series, I thought it is probably worth revisiting what a memoir is....
Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

By Irene Waters Truth is considered fundamental in writing memoir. The work of Smith and Watson show that memory is not an exact memory of the past event but the past combined with the present, differences in history and ideologies of the time so rather than memory...
Times Past: Themes and Focus

Times Past: Themes and Focus

By Irene Waters Although memoir is a true story of a particular part of your life, it must still have structure if you intend for others to read it. Firstly you have to decide what is the story that you want to tell. For most memoir writers it will be the most...
Raw Literature: Young Sung Hero

Raw Literature: Young Sung Hero

Raw Literature posts as an ongoing conversation about those first works we create as writers, as literary artists. Guest Authors share personal insights on their craft, its process, the experience of creating raw literature and what they do with it. Carrot Ranch is a...