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Susan G. Weidener
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Hi Cate,  We appreciate having you here in the Circle. While we have gotten a lot of views on your post, no comments, thus far. This is usually what happens here .  ..  Anyway, it is the case that I love what you wrote . . . the kindness inherent in your message as well as its wisdom speaks for itself. 
While dozens of useful resources exist on how best to write and market a book, it's not as easy to find strategies to address that all-too-common fear  . . . is my story mundane? Is it worth telling? As Cate Russell-Cole poin...
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I understand, Cate. I find the Internet and all the social media outletsvery complex.Wishes for good rest and relaxation coming your way.
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My review of the novel that Puzo considered his "best and most personal".
For anyone interested in the Italian-American immigrant experience, as I was, "The Fortunate Pilgrim" is a must read. So often our society has labeled the Italian mother as ...
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Finding Hope and Love in Memoir
In a workshop on Valentine’s Day writers came with hopes that they might begin to write their stories. They shared their dreams and desires that they and those they loved won’t be forgotten. What is my story about, they asked? Should I write a legacy just f...
In a workshop on Valentine’s Day writers came with hopes that they might begin to write their stories. They shared their dreams and desires that they and those they loved won’t be forgotten. What is my story about, they asked...
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A Portrait of Love and Honor is scheduled for April release.  Here's my interview with #memoir  writer and author +kathleen pooler 
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Indie Author Lands Amazon Publisher
Breaking out of the pack and achieving discoverability is no easy task. That's why some authors dream of transitioning from independent to mainstream publishing . . . less time on marketing and promotion, more time to write . . . and the possibility of much...
Breaking out of the pack and achieving discoverability is no easy task. That's why some authors dream of transitioning from independent to mainstream publishing . . . less time on marketing and promotion, more time to write ...
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The  ebook version of my #memoir   MORNING AT WELLINGTON SQUARE is currently on sale. Here's what I wrote for the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) about my mother and the mother-daughter relationship when I penned this memoir.
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Cate Russell-Cole On Life Stories
While dozens of useful resources exist on how best to write and market a book, it's not as easy to find strategies to address that all-too-common fear  . . . is my story mundane? It is worth telling? As Cate Russell-Cole points out in this essay, writing ha...
While dozens of useful resources exist on how best to write and market a book, it's not as easy to find strategies to address that all-too-common fear  . . . is my story mundane? It is worth telling? As Cate Russell-Cole poin...
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Thanks, Jo!
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Lessons In Literature For Memoir Author
In her recently published memoir God and Other Men , Myrna J. Smith sets
out to love herself, to find an inner place where she can rest and grow. She writes:  I also did what my family members and millions
of others all across the world have done when
they ...
In her recently published memoir God and Other Men, Myrna J. Smith sets out to love herself, to find an inner place where she can rest and grow. She writes: I also did what my family members and millions of others all across...
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A Special Valentine's Day Week
I'd like to thank Kathy Pooler for interviewing me this Valentine's Week about my upcoming novel A Portrait of Love and Honor . It is the first interview I have given about the book, scheduled for release this spring. Kathy is the author of an excellent mem...
I'd like to thank Kathy Pooler for interviewing me this Valentine's Week about my upcoming novel A Portrait of Love and Honor. It is the first interview I have given about the book, scheduled for release this spring. Kathy is...
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So happy that our #memoir  writing workshop is getting advance buzz in the Tucson Weekly. We're offering this special workshop on Valentine's Day at the Pima County and Tucson Women's Commission. Open to men and women of all experience levels.
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In this post I talk about the courage it takes to write #memoir , writing rituals to help you move forward with your story . .  . and not letting others derail you.  Thank you, Cate Russell-Cole, Brisbane-based creativity writing coach and science fiction and fantasy author, for featuring me.
When I wrote my memoir, Again in a Heartbeat, it felt like taking a leap into unknown waters. Why hadn’t I been a better wife to John at the end? Was my anger rooted in loss of control? A lack of m...
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On Writing Book Discussion Questions
Should discussion questions be included in your new book? Does crafting a book discussion guide serve as a valuable tool in helping an author hone in on the book's themes before publication . . . and even afterwards? In my memoirs, I did not include book di...
Should discussion questions be included in your new book? Does crafting a book discussion guide serve as a valuable tool in helping an author hone in on the book's themes before publication . . . and even afterwards? In m...
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    2009 - present
    Author of 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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A former journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan G. Weidener started the Women's Writing Circle. She is the author of two best-selling memoirs: Again in a Heartbeat, which is about being widowed at a young age, and its sequel, Morning at Wellington Square, a woman’s search for passion and renewal in middle age. Her most recent work appears in Slants of Light, an anthology of short stories and poems. Her novel, A Portrait of Love and Honor, is based on her late husband's memoir as a cadet at West Point during the Vietnam War and his battle with impersonal systems - corporate America and the medical establishment. The book is scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Susan lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

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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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  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • American University
    Literature and journalism
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Susan Weidener Cavalieri