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Susan G. Weidener
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Attended University of Pennsylvania
Lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania
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When Death Is a Pathway to Writing
When I first started writing memoir, truth be told I didn’t think anything as “ordinary” as my story of love and loss would matter. Six years later, I feel that writing what I endured during and after my husband’s death helped heal me and perhaps gave other...
When I first started writing memoir, truth be told I didn’t think anything as “ordinary” as my story of love and loss would matter. Six years later, I feel that writing what I endured during and after my husband’s death helpe...
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Writing Our Lives in Verse, Women Explore Poetry
The Women’s Writing Circle “Writing Your Life in Verse” poetry workshop on Saturday led by Merril D. Smith brought us closer in touch with the wealth of words within each of us as we explored the special landscape that is poetry. Merril offered a gentle, nu...
The Women’s Writing Circle “Writing Your Life in Verse” poetry workshop on Saturday led by Merril D. Smith brought us closer in touch with the wealth of words within each of us as we explored the special landscape that is poe...
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Yesterday I attended a faith healing. It was a totally new experience for me. Interesting that the "ailment" most people sought healing for was anxiety and stress. These summer mornings offer the writer perfect moments of reflection and renewal to unwind and ponder.
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As writers we explore new paths through the blank page.
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As a writer, I am always looking for new landscapes . . . new reflections. This past week I spent five days in #Maine . . . thinking about new stories.
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A writer's reflection. "That's why I go for walks. To keep an eye on things." ~ Annie Dillard
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While I love this author, this was her most disappointing novel to date. The idea, built around the different personalities and lifestyles of twin sisters with the ability to ...
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Strategies for the Writer . . . And a New Memoir
This week I wanted to blog about writing strategies, but also how important it is to have a writing project. I feel motivated as a writer when I have a project. I am happy to be working on new memoir tentatively titled A Woman Alone: Reflections . Waking u...
This week I wanted to blog about writing strategies, but also how important it is to have a writing project. I feel motivated as a writer when I have a project. I am happy to be working on new memoir tentatively titled A Woma...
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The summer sunlight helps make the solitary life of the writer warmer and brighter. How precious are these days.
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Power of Image in Journal and Memoir Writing
Has an image ever come to your mind, stayed there during the day, at night, in your dreams? An image can work as a powerful writing tool; from it we journal to a deeper place, craft it into memoir writing. In my memoir Again in a Heartbeat , the image of fo...
Has an image ever come to your mind, stayed there during the day, at night, in your dreams? An image can work as a powerful writing tool; from it we journal to a deeper place, craft it into memoir writing. In my memoir Again ...
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I'm with her too, as you know. Thank you for sharing, Madeline.
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been really caught up in the election. I couldn’t take my eyes and ears off of the conventions, nor can I stop reading about it in the newspapers and online…
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Journaling and Writing Prompts To a Deeper Place
I don’t journal much, but when I do it's usually in response to a writing prompt at a writing workshop. While some writers are quick to say they don't like the emphasis on writing prompts (really a way to journal) that permeate many writing workshops and co...
I don’t journal much, but when I do it's usually in response to a writing prompt at a writing workshop. While some writers are quick to say they don't like the emphasis on writing prompts (really a way to journal) that permea...
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Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Education
  • American University
    Literature and journalism
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Gender
Female
Other names
Susan Weidener Cavalieri
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Introduction
A former journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan started the Women's Writing Circle. She has interviewed a host of interesting people from all walks of life, including Guy Lombardo, Bob Hope, Leonard Nimoy, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and Mary Pipher. She left journalism in 2007 and after attending a women’s writing retreat, wrote and published her memoir, Again in a Heartbeat, a memoir of love, loss and dating again, about being widowed at a young age. Two years later, she wrote and published its sequel, Morning at Wellington Square, a woman’s search for passion and renewal in middle age. Her novel, A Portrait of Love and Honor, completes the trilogy inspired by and dedicated to her late husband, John M. Cavalieri, on whose memoir the novel is based. 

Susan earned a BA in Literature from American University and a master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She offers editing services for writers aspiring to publish their manuscripts. She teaches writing workshops and is available for talks and lectures on writing life stories. Susan lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.
Bragging rights
Have you faced great loss in your life? As a widow and single parent, I wrote about my journey of renewal in my memoirs.
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Author and editor
Skills
journalism, creative writing, editing, copy editing, teaching
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  • Author
    2009 - present
    Author of A Portrait of Love and Honor, a novel based on a true story, and two best selling memoirs: Again in a Heartbeat, a memoir of love, loss and dating again and Morning at Wellington Square.
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Chester County, Pennsylvania
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