Memoir Writing Maps

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Memoir Writing Maps will help the reader to quickly access the pertinent, detailed memories needed to write vivid and complete lifestories. They will also learn proven strategies to link and catalog memories to make a dynamic source of the details and meaning that will make a memoir (and its characters) come alive. More

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Words: 5,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301187638
About Denis Ledoux

I believe in the power of telling our personal and family stories. These are our heroes' journeys and by telling them we honor ourselves and the people we have come from.

Stories have always played an important role in my life. I grew up in a three-generation home with paternal grandparents who lived upstairs. I heard tales of my extended family and their history recounted by the family storyteller, my mémère Ledoux. These stories were a food to my soul. I could not get enough of them and often preferred listen to her to going out to play.

I have taught high school English, Latin, French, and History. I have also taught Franco studies at the university level and have been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities on the subjects of cultural diversity and Franco North American culture and history.

I began writing as a short story writer, drawing on family characters, settings, and stories for my fiction. In 1989, I won the Maine Fiction Award for Mountain Dance & Other Stories. My other titles include What Became of Them and Other Stories from Franco-America, and Lives in Translation: An Anthology of Contemporary Franco-American Writings (which I edited).

It was a natural leap from my own family stories to helping others to record their stories in well-written accounts that apply all the techniques of fiction writing to autobiography, family reminiscence, and scrapbooking.

In 1996, I was honored as Lifewriting Professional of the Year by the Association of Personal Historians.

Today, I continue to work as a writer, educator, teacher, autobiography co-author, memoir-writing coach, editor and publisher. I direct the Soleil Lifestory Network, an international group of lifestory writing teachers who use my method and materials to lead the popular Turning Memories® and Photo Scribe® workshops and programs.

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Review by: Libby Frie on April 18, 2013 :
I'd suppose this book is partnered with the Memory List Question Book. It seems to take that first book to the next step. I guess there is only so much you can do in one little book so Ledoux had to write this one. Yet, when you get the Memory List book, it seems like so many questions. This book helps you do something with all the answers. It really helped me to move ahead.
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Review by: Marjorie Turner Hollman on April 18, 2013 :
I give this five stars (and no, I'm not Denis's mother.)
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Review by: Marjorie Turner Hollman on April 18, 2013 : (no rating)
What a great resource, whether you're helping others write their stories, or thinking about what you want to write about your own. Thank you Denis. Great stuff.
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