Writing Tips

Story Circle Network Conference

April 20, 2014

GOT THIRST?  Written by Sara Etgen-Baker Far out! Outta sight! These were the first words out of my mouth when the editors of The Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s and ‘70s asked me to join them in reading excerpts from the anthology at this year’s Story Circle Network Conference in Austin, Texas. […]

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Book Promotion Partnership

March 31, 2014

Written by Carol Derfner Partnership with a Community Organization When I learned my short memoir would be included in the new anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s & ‘70s, I immediately began to think of ways to promote the book in upstate New York where I live. I wished to share the […]

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Why This Book Speaks to Me

January 23, 2014

Written by Dmitri Rusov-Morningstar I’ve read many of the pieces from Times They Were A-Changing, a women’s anthology of the ‘60s & ‘70s, and have been struck by the honesty, courage and brilliance of the authors who contributed. In the ‘60s, there was a popular poster, Chinese, I believe, that said, “Women hold up half the […]

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On the Scene at the Book Launch in Napa

January 1, 2014

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Napa BookMine 964 Pearl Street, Napa CA 94559  Written by Patsy Ann Taylor For me, the decades of the ’60s and ’70s stand out as a time of uncertainty. As a young wife and mother I was not sure if my parents and teachers had prepared me for […]

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A Virtual Book Party

October 13, 2013

Written by Rhonda Rae Baker What happens when several women get together to celebrate the release of Times They Were A’Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s & ‘70s? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. Linda Joy Myers, President of National Association of Memoir Writers, opened with a moment of ‘60s music, – “Blowing […]

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A Forty-Year Hiatus until I Heard the Reveille Again

July 14, 2013

by Tricia Knoll The Best College Verse of 1970  (Laureate Press)–poem printed on page one:             “A Scene” In the black silken lap of Meurtra La Fois Lies the drooling quiet head of Cornelius, her son, Whose eyes slowly spin in rhythm With the gray curls of his dusty hair. […]

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Poetry: My Ticket to Dance

June 30, 2013

Jasmine Belén, Winner of Second Honorable Mention Poetry, shares her love of poetry in both mystical and technical terms. Blog post written by Jasmine Belén: Recently after I reflected on the multitude of poems I’ve created since childhood, I found this ditty titled “Sowing Seeds,” in my adolescent journal. Diamond stairway in the darkened sky glittering steps […]

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When The Revolution Hits Home

June 16, 2013

Second Place Prose Winner, Elise Frances Miller, shares her successful writing process for memoir. A year ago, while flipping through photo albums from my student days, preparing a website for the publication of my novel, A Time to Cast Away Stones, I came across snapshots I had taken during the 1969 People’s Park Movement. I ruminated […]

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Reflections on “The Trip”

May 12, 2013

by Lucille Lang Day Winner of Prose First Honorable Mention tells of the keys to open our memories and our minds. Many years before documenting my 1971 mescaline experience in my personal essay, “The Trip,” I wrote a short poem with the same title: The Trip I swallowed the Orange Phoenix and rose from the ashes of […]

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Writing My Highs and Lows

May 5, 2013

By Venus Maher Winner of Prose Third Honorable Mention tells how she wrote both the light and dark of her world as a child of a radical hippie mother. The tale of “Tripping On High” began with a vivid memory of Mama in the kitchen cutting the tab of mescaline into quarters. I distinctly remember her handing […]

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