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TALES OF OUR LIVES - Fork in the Road: Award-Winning Stories from WomensMemoirs.com Kindle Edition

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TALES OF OUR LIVES, an anthology of 81 inspiring true stories, informs woman's desire to record, examine, understand, and report life journeys. In an era of reality shows that aren't close to reality, the authentic voices of these authors stand out, clearly conveying their heartfelt stories. As you read, you'll find yourself laughing, crying, even cheering the women on. And, if you want to compile your own stories, you'll find a bonus writing tool included--Introduction to Writing Alchemy--the document that helped these women go deeper into their own stories. 

TALES OF OUR LIVES brings you life stories in two anthology volumes -- Fork in the Road and Reflection Pond. Put on your comfortable walking shoes for in Volume 1: Fork in the Road, you'll travel down life's path with the authors as they reveal the people and events that made all the difference in their lives, the stories that made them who they are. In Volume 2: Reflection Pond, pull up a chair and sit with the authors as they reflect on their lives across the years--the stories, big and small, that they recall. 

The author's stories may serve as a springboard to writing your own life legacy. As a reader of these two anthologies, you also receive the same material on how to use Writing Alchemy. It is a gift to you so that you can shine a light on the moments that helped shape you using this dynamic methodology. 

AND STILL MORE. In addition to giving you a full description of Writing Alchemy, you also can use these two anthology volumes to enhance your writing skills in two more ways. First, each section includes a series of writing prompts based on the types of stories shared in that part. Volume 1 gives you 42 prompts and Volume 2 includes 56 prompts. Second, you can study these stories to learn about effective openings, titles that foreshadow the story, character descriptions, emotions that pull the reader in, dialogue that moves the story forward, sensory details that bring story scenes to life, and time/place elements that serve as backdrop or become as important as the main characters.

THE ANTHOLOGY AUTHORS provide you life narratives that will delight, entertain, and enthrall you. The telling of these extraordinary stories of ordinary women may trigger memories of your own for these authors speak to our collective experiences as much as they do their own.  

ABOUT THE EDITOR. Matilda Butler is the co-founder of WomensMemoirs.com and the award-winning co-author of the collective memoir ROSIE'S DAUGHTERS: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story, Second Edition, WRITING ALCHEMY: How to Write Fast and Deep, and other books. Butler is the co-editor of the award-winning anthology series SEASONS OF OUR LIVES (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) that rose to #2, #3, #4, #5 on the Amazon Kindle's bestseller list. A psychologist, online and in-person memoir coach and conference speaker, Butler writes and teaches in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii. 

Words of Praise for TALES OF OUR LIVES

TALES OF OUR LIVES is another important collection of women’s lifestories from WomensMemoirs.com, showing us, ... that story is more than a mere record of an experience, it is the discovery of its special significance. ~Susan Wittig Albert, NYT bestselling author

Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, and always courageous and honest, all of these memoir authors will pull you into their hearts and minds! ~Diana Y. Paul, author, Things Unsaid

... powerful and colorful anthology of women's narratives written in authentic voices about the journeys faced in everyday life. ...Their stories will bring you to tears, have you cheering them on, and inspire you to become introspective about your own life. ~Jan Marquart LCSW, author of the memoir Echoes From the Womb

…mesmerizing anthology and invaluable handbook on writing our own life stories. ~Pamela Jane, author of the memoir An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer’s Story (2016)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5525 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Knowledge Access Books; 1 edition (Nov. 14 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0181M1SFO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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The second book in this Anthology of stories written by women about good/bad times in their lives is as good a read as the first. As in the first book, there are some very good writing prompts for anyone who might be thinking of writing their own memoir.
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A beautiful collection of short stories, each heartfelt and evoking memories of all phases of life.
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HASH(0x9b320564) out of 5 stars Like chatting with neighbors.... Jan. 8 2016
By Blue Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Clear, simple writing, small details of everyday life used to draw intimate portraits of survival.
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HASH(0x9cc2d060) out of 5 stars Poignant writing about every day life. Loved it. Jan. 8 2016
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Short tales of everyday day happenings. So enjoyable. Loved the How I met my husband parts.
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HASH(0x9e8b6528) out of 5 stars Extraordinay Tales March 10 2016
By Martha Graham-Waldon - Published on Amazon.com
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Full Disclosure: I am a contributor to this anthology. That being said, I still enjoyed every minute of reading these tales from the lives of "everyday" women such as myself. There were many excellent writers featured and the format of a series of short vignettes divided into sections made it an easy read. Perfect for knocking off one or two after settling into bed! Once again, Women's Memoirs has amassed an unforgettable collection of equally unforgettable tales. Bravo
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HASH(0x9b11518c) out of 5 stars Honest, poignant, beautifully written Jan. 10 2016
By Elizabeth Grandy - Published on Amazon.com
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The stories in Tales of Our Lives: Fork in the Road are honest, poignant, and beautifully written. Many are heart-wrenching, a word this reviewer seldom uses but accurately describes the emotion elicited. Some readers will find the subject matters all too familiar. Hopefully, they will be encouraged and empowered by women who were brave enough to share their experiences. There are also fun stories about authors meeting their soul mates, such as Judy Conibear Kohnen’s Violets are Not Blue. I highly recommend this extraordinary book.
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HASH(0xa6c85d74) out of 5 stars I feel nothing but admiration for the women who have ... Jan. 20 2016
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I feel nothing but admiration for the women who have so honestly told their stories. It is a must read for any male who is interested in how women think, question, make decisions and feel. These stories are told by ordinary women who have taken the time and effort to write about their personal experiences that have affected the way they have chosen to live their lives. An interesting read.