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Document submission Changes - I am so disappointed to find out that the Meetup site does not support uploading documents now. Considering that this is how we share, it's a kick in the butt for us. I've decided that for now, I will distribute the submissions. Change is go Valerie D. Jan 5, 2017 1:58 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Hapy New Year! - Happy New Year Everyone!   Four years,  I can't believe it's been that long. Wishing everyone the very best in 2017.  Cathy  On Dec 31,[masked]:11 P Cathy F. Jan 1, 2017 12:31 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Hapy New Year! - Laura Dec 31, 2016 2:34 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Hapy New Year! - Thank you Valerie. A very happy new year to you and e Annie M. Dec 31, 2016 1:24 PM
Hapy New Year! - As we head into the new year, and the 4th year of AMW, I wish you all a splendid year of peace, health, and writing inspiration! May all your commas be in the right place, and your exclamation points used sparingly 😜 📚. If you haven't joined us for Valerie D. Dec 31, 2016 1:17 PM
Narrative Nonfiction - I just read this essay and thought it was a good example of narrative nonfiction vs memoir. It could be a chapter of a memoir but stands alone as a great nonfiction essay. Valerie D. Dec 28, 2016 8:47 PM
Writing blog - I thought this would be a good post to share. She makes a lot of good points. http://marionroach.com/2016/ Valerie D. Dec 13, 2016 10:01 AM
Meetup details changed: Winter Celebration and Critiques - I've updated this Meetup. We are now planning a Winter Celebration as well as critiques on Sunday. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/Arcadia­-Me Valerie D. Dec 11, 2016 7:58 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetup Date Changes - Kate G. Nov 30, 2016 12:18 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetup Date Changes - Sounds great - thanks Valerie! Annie Annie M. Nov 30, 2016 7:53 AM
Member Deletion - Since it's the end of the year, it seems to be the perfect time to clean out our closets, bookshelves, and even garages to make a fresh start of the new year. Following this line of thinking, I will be deleting members who have not been active Valerie D. Nov 29, 2016 3:55 PM
Meetup Date Changes - Because of the holidays, we've changed our usual routine of 2nd and 4th Sunday to 1st and 3rd Sunday. That means we'll have a meetup this Sunday and on the 18th. If you're able to make it, we would love to have as many as possible. We'll try to make th Valerie D. Nov 29, 2016 3:45 PM
Great contest with pretty great prizes - Just a thought, but this looks good. Fiction and nonfiction. http://thewritepractice.com/wi­nter-writing-contest-16/ Valerie Valerie D. Nov 22, 2016 5:38 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetup charges - Either way is fine with me. I’ll definitely bring $3 next Amy W. Oct 25, 2016 8:30 AM
Meetup charges - Please remember that there is a $1 honor donation for each meeting from members, which helps to pay for the cost of the meetup site. If I'm not there, please save the money and I'll collect it at the next meeting. I know that I sometimes forget to ask and Valerie D. Oct 24, 2016 11:02 PM
Changing Hands Workshop and Nov meetings - Thanks to Cathy F. for the heads up on this. Even though it's a novel writing workshop, there is so much to learn about plot, character, structure, etc. from all kinds of writing. This is in conjunction with Nanowrimo. ( Valerie D. Oct 24, 2016 10:51 PM
Contest for us all - Although the deadline is Nov. 30, there is still time, especially if you already have something you've been working on. There are 13 categories including memoir vignette, inercultural essay, creative nonfiction, religious essay, and even poetry. Check out Valerie D. Oct 24, 2016 10:38 PM
Creative Personal Essays - Great web page - Even though this site doesn't take submissions anymore, there are 7 years of submissions already on here. I just found the site and I've enjoyed reading some. The first is a link to the site, and the second is one essay I thought was quite good. Let me kn Valerie D. Oct 24, 2016 10:31 PM
Everything You Need to Know to Write Memoir - This is $49 and sounds interesting. Thought I would pass it along. Valerie Valerie D. Oct 19, 2016 1:36 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Change of venue - Kate G. Oct 16, 2016 12:45 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Change of venue - Happy to meet anywhere. Sent from my iPhone On Oct 16, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Valerie Demetros Amy W. Oct 16, 2016 12:44 PM
Change of venue - Laura has offered to host on Sunday at her place. If that works for everyone, I'll post her address. If you have RSVPd yes and/or plan to attend, let me know if you have a preference. Watch your email to find out the final decision. Thanks to Valerie D. Oct 16, 2016 12:10 PM
New writing contest - Here's a chance to ebter a contest. It's a great goal, and a wonderful way to edit and work on a project. https://wnba.submittable.com/s­ubmit V Valerie D. Oct 16, 2016 12:05 PM
Change of venue - Due to an important family commitment, I need to change the venue for the meetup on the 23rd. See you all in November! Valerie D. Oct 14, 2016 1:29 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] more places to get your book reviewed - Yes, thank you for mary m. Sep 28, 2016 6:14 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] more places to get your book reviewed - Thank you, Kate! Very generous of you. Amy Amy W. Sep 28, 2016 4:53 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] more places to get your book reviewed - Wow!  Thanks, Kate On Sep 28,[masked]:36 PM, "Annie Moscow" < [address removed] > wrote Cathy F. Sep 28, 2016 3:49 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] more places to get your book reviewed - That's great info. - thanks Kate! Sent from my iPhone On Sep 28, 2016, at 2:19 PM, Kate Gold < Annie M. Sep 28, 2016 2:31 PM
more places to get your book reviewed - Kate G. Sep 28, 2016 1:17 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] One more for finding agents.... - Thanks Valerie for the ins Laura Sep 18, 2016 9:56 PM
One more for finding agents.... - Kate G. Sep 16, 2016 1:48 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing about family - Thanks so much, Kate.   See you soon. Cathy On Sep 15,[masked]:59 PM, "Kate Gold" < Arcadia-Memoir-Writers Cathy F. Sep 15, 2016 3:25 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing about family - Kate G. Sep 15, 2016 12:25 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing about family - Thanks,  and will do.  😀 On Sep 12,[masked]:10 PM, "Valerie Demetros" < Arcadia-Memoir-Writers-announc­e@mee Cathy F. Sep 13, 2016 7:58 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing about family - Thanks, Valerie. Inspiring! Sent from my iPhone On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:09 PM, Valerie Demetros < Amy W. Sep 12, 2016 8:45 PM
Writing about family - My friend, Pauline, published a cute piece on writing about your family in publications and memoir. She has one book published and is writing another. Check it out. Valerie D. Sep 12, 2016 6:09 PM
10 Questions to ask yourself before wroting your memoir - This came by email today and these tips are pretty spot on when thinking about your memoir, even if you are in the middle of writing. They are basic, yes, but definitely worth reading. See you all soon. Summer is finally winding down and we c Valerie D. Sep 7, 2016 10:47 PM
Real Simple Magazine essay contest - Thanks to Laura C. for the heads up on this contest. The deadline is one month away, so get writing! Valerie D. Aug 16, 2016 10:22 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Change in venue - Kate G. Jul 18, 2016 3:03 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Change in venue - we’ll miss you, but have a delightful getaway!! Amy W. Jul 18, 2016 3:03 PM
Change in venue - This week's meetup has been changed again. Sorry for the change, but I'm heading out of town for my birthday on a last-minute vacation. Feel free to meet at Wildflower, which I hear worked out fine for the last meeting. Thanks Valerie Valerie D. Jul 18, 2016 3:02 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetup change - Preview not available Annie M. Jul 8, 2016 4:46 PM
Meetup change - Due to a family responsibility, I won't be able to host the meetup this weekend. I have changed the meetup site to the Wildflower Bread Co. at 44th St and Indian School Rd. Please feel free to meet and continue the critiques. I'll see you all i Valerie D. Jul 8, 2016 3:57 PM
Free scene-writing class - If anyone is interested, this is a free scene-writing class on June 30th. Since we talk so much about writing scenes, it might be a good thing to take part. I'm interested to see how it goes. http://writeyourbookinsixmonth­s.com/scene-free-webin Valerie D. Jun 24, 2016 10:35 AM
Contest opportunity - Writer's Digest - I just found out about this so the deadline is soon (June 20), but it's a great opportunity if you have something to send in. Check it out. Valerie D. Jun 9, 2016 1:35 PM
Dialogue Help - Tips on writing better dialogue. These are right on the money! http://writerswrite.co.za/10-d­ialogue-errors-to-avoid-at-all­-costs Valerie D. May 3, 2016 1:18 AM
Scene Writing Webinar - This is a four-week webinar on successfully writing scenes. It looks wonderful. The author wrote, "Writing is my Drink," which I just ordered and added to our library. She also teaches memoir and has had two memoirs published. I will be out o Valerie D. Apr 22, 2016 5:24 PM
10 tips for finding the theme of your memoir - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/­abigail-carter/10-tips-for-fin­ding-the-theme-of-your-memoir_­b_6276632.html Valerie D. Apr 12, 2016 8:46 PM
Wonderful interview on memoir writing - Take some time when you have a chance to watch this great interview with Mary Karr, author of a few memoirs as well as the wonderful Art of Memoir. She is inspiring and so knowledgeable about what it takes to write a good, honest memoir. Valerie D. Apr 12, 2016 12:37 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing advice - LOVE this! Thank you for sharing Valerie! Also a million thx for keeping me on the meetup group even tho I've been AWOL. Damn Life getting in the w Laura Apr 7, 2016 3:36 PM
RE: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing a book proposal (free workshop) - Great! Thanks Kate Sent f Cathy F. Apr 6, 2016 7:22 PM
Writing a book proposal (free workshop) - If you're thinking of getting your memoir published, then writing a proposal is in your future. Thanks to Kate G for sending this information to us for a free workshop from an agent on writing the proposal that gets your book noticed. It sounds informa Valerie D. Apr 6, 2016 12:57 PM
Another chance to get published - Want to write about writing memoir? Here's a chance to have a short essay on our favorite subject published in a book titled The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for your Writing Journey. Deadline is May 1 so get writing! Check out the details in the link. If Valerie D. Apr 3, 2016 2:42 AM
Writing advice - I found this site and love the list on it with books and writing advice. If you sent it to me, let me know and I'll give you credit. I can't remember if someone sent it or I discovered it! Either way, do take a few minutes to read the great advice. Valerie D. Mar 31, 2016 12:27 AM
Easter = Meetup Cancelled - Aagghhhh, totally spaced out that this Sunday is Easter. I have cancelled the meetup. If anyone is still interested in getting together, let me know and I'll add it back with a new venue. See you all in a few weeks. Valerie Valerie D. Mar 21, 2016 9:36 PM
RE: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Great how-to on memoir writing - Thx! Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Devi Cathy F. Mar 19, 2016 10:12 AM
Thanks to those who wrote such great reviews of our meetup on the site. - Thanks again for the wonderful reviews. I love this group, and the thoughtful, caring members who are always ready to offer insightful, helpful critiques. Valerie Valerie D. Mar 19, 2016 12:05 AM
Great how-to on memoir writing - Just wanted to throw out a heads up on a wonderful, straight-forward, how-to book on writing memoir. The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-standardized Text for Writing & Life, by Marion Roach Smith. I love how to-the-point her style is, and I find myself Valerie D. Mar 18, 2016 11:59 PM
A few upcoming events/opportunities to consider - Instead of sending a ton of emails, this email has a few things listed. Make sure to scroll down and read them all if you don't want to miss anything (and you know you don't!) 1. Thanks to Cathy F for the heads up on this one. Natalie Goldberg Valerie D. Mar 18, 2016 7:56 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Memoir Workshop, 3/20 at Tempe Library - Thanks Kate.  I wasn't sure if this was the same group, but in January I attended their meeting and the presenter spoke of the genre of writing mysteries.  Even though I can't imagine ever writing a mystery, what she said had rele Cathy F. Mar 11, 2016 8:56 AM
RE: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Memoir Workshop, 3/20 at Tempe Library - Preview not available Kate G. Mar 11, 2016 8:11 AM
Memoir Workshop, 3/20 at Tempe Library - Thanks to Cathy for sending this out. It looks great. I'll be going. If anyone would like to meet there, let me know. I don't see a fee, but I'll check again. Valerie Don't miss our upcoming meeting at 2:30 p Valerie D. Mar 10, 2016 11:42 PM
RE: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Group review - done :) From: vdemetros@ma Kate G. Mar 7, 2016 5:29 PM
Group review - If you have a chance, take a few minutes to go on the site and leave a group review. I'm thinking we may get some benefits from having lots of great reviews. Thanks!   Valerie D. Mar 7, 2016 5:24 PM
Tucson Festival of Books - Can't remember if I sent this, so I'll do it again. Thanks to Jane and Cathy for the heads up on this. I can set up a meetup date for the Saturday of the festival and perhaps an AMW road trip is on the books! Let me know who is interested. D Valerie D. Feb 23, 2016 2:44 PM
Wonderful poem - Thanks to Amy Whitehouse for sharing this inspiring blog. Read it-really. I love it. Why do you write? http://www.rebellesociety.com/­ Valerie D. Feb 21, 2016 9:39 PM
Future meeting schedule - FYI, meetings are scheduled until the end of April on the site. Don't know why they didn't send out a notice for them as they normally do. We are always the second and fourth Sunday of the month, unless a holiday jumps in there. Take a look at the site Valerie D. Feb 20, 2016 1:01 PM
Another great article, short but great - This is based on Maya Angelou's memoir, which is fantastic. Read it. Valerie D. Feb 15, 2016 8:33 PM
Interesting "Five reasons why memoirs can suck" article - Take a look at this article. I think it makes some valid points and definitely something we all need to be aware of while writing. Valerie D. Feb 13, 2016 11:56 AM
Call for Submissions - Magic of Memoir - Sounds like a great opportunity. You don't have to be published to enter, it's more about what it feels like to write memoir. Give it a shot. If anyone wants to work on their submission during group meetings, let me know. Deadline is in May, so we all Valerie D. Feb 4, 2016 11:43 AM
Editing your own work - I copied this from an email recently. Think it's helpful.   Valerie D. Feb 4, 2016 11:40 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Getting published conference - Preview not available Annie M. Jan 27, 2016 8:58 PM
Getting published conference - This may seem expensive, but it looks like it will be worth the money if you truly want to try traditional publishing. I plan on going. This is at Changing Hands in Phoenix on Saturday, Feb. 13. Valerie D. Jan 27, 2016 12:31 PM
Interesting article on writing memoir - Vanity or not? http://www.susanweidener.com/2­016/01/is-memoir-vanity-or-act­-of-love.html Not Valerie D. Jan 18, 2016 12:34 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetings set for the next few months - Hey - Missed you! Hope you had a great trip and I look forw Annie M. Dec 22, 2015 8:21 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Meetings set for the next few months - Welcome back and happy holidays, Valerie! Thanks so much for putting this group together and organizing our meetings! It's great to have some deadlines. :) heather Dec 22, 2015 10:42 AM
Meetings set for the next few months - Sorry about dropping off the face of the earth. I left for New Orleans quickly and promptly abandoned all thoughts of Arizona behind. I'm back now, and taking a few moments in the turmoil before Christmas (didn't shop till I returned a few days ago). I Valerie D. Dec 21, 2015 9:53 PM
RE: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Just a little writing insight - Hi! Arent we seeing each other before Thanksgiving? Ar Kate G. Nov 18, 2015 11:31 AM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Just a little writing insight - Thanks Valerie - Have a great Thanksgiving & congrats on Annie M. Nov 18, 2015 8:25 AM
Just a little writing insight - Great article about writing memoir, planning memoir. http://memoriesandmemoirs.com/­2015/11/quilting-your-memoir-y­our-turning-points-and-timelin­e-by-linda-joy-myers/ Hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with smiles and good fo Valerie D. Nov 17, 2015 9:13 PM
Just a little inspiration - Interesting article... http://www.writersdigest.com/o­nline-editor/11-things-you-nee­d-to-know-when-writing-a-memoi­r Valerie D. Nov 6, 2015 9:04 PM
reposted - I reposted my submission since I had another day to reread and edit. In case you have already downloaded it, delete that one and use the new one. Thanks!   Valerie D. Nov 5, 2015 6:19 PM
One more day - Oops. I misspoke. Today is Thursday so thre is one more day. Sorry about that. Midnight tonight is the deadline. . Valerie D. Nov 5, 2015 10:19 AM
Meeting on Sunday - Submissions are now closed for the meeting on Sunday. There are three, which should make for a great meeting. Just a reminder to read all submissions and bring a critique with you. The fee is $1 per meeting to pay for the Meetup.com monthly fee Valerie D. Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM
Agent looking for memoirs - New agent listing. Might be worth looking into for those of us ready to start query letters. Valerie D. Nov 4, 2015 12:12 AM
Tips for writing a proposal - This article is interesting, giving tips for witing a proposal. But read to the end and watch the TEDTalk at the bottom about story telling. It has some wonderful points about telling a story, keeping to a theme, etc. Valerie D. Oct 20, 2015 12:34 PM
Writing your memoir book - I love this author and saw this book today. Just $5.39, so it's a good deal. I haven't read it yet, but I just bought it. I'll let you know once Imstart digging into it. Valerie D. Sep 28, 2015 2:43 AM
Weiting down the pain and email lists - Nice article on writing the painful parts of your story. Good site. http://goinswriter.com/painful­-writing This is the memoir site I mentione Valerie D. Sep 7, 2015 2:19 PM
Fwd: 38 Agents Seeking New Writers - Here's the article about agents looking for new books. Cathy ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Writer's Digest < Cathy F. Sep 6, 2015 4:24 PM
Fwd: 8-30, Vernell, FI-Chapter 17, pt1 - Another try with Vernell's submission. I don't think the attachm Valerie D. Aug 30, 2015 12:35 AM
Re: 8-30, Vernell, FI-Chapter 17, pt1 - Here is a copy of Vernell's submission in Word. Please let me know if this works for all of you. Thanks Valerie On Aug 30, 2015, at 12:32 AM, Valerie Demetros wrote: > > > > > Valerie D. Aug 30, 2015 12:34 AM
Meeting change - We usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. I will be out of town on the second Sunday in Sept., so we'll meet on the first and fourth. We'll get back on schedule in October. See you all soon! V Valerie D. Aug 28, 2015 1:14 AM
How do I know if it's good? - Interesting article. Being a member of a group like ours is a great first step! http://www.shewrites.com/p Valerie D. Aug 28, 2015 1:01 AM
Amy's Aug 9 submission - This is a Word version for those of you who don't have Pages. If anyone still has trouble, I can send it directly to you. Valerie > Valerie D. Aug 7, 2015 1:37 AM
New Meetup: Critiques and Discussion - Topic TBD - Announcing a new Meetup for Arcadia Memoir Writers! What : http://www.meetup.com/Arcadia-Memoir-Writers/events/223609912/ ">Critiques and Discussion - Topic TBD When : Sund Valerie D. Aug 3, 2015 1:14 AM
Writing tips - Posted by another writer on Facebook … Was going to bring in copies tomorrow … decided to share the link to read, print, save in your own files … very useful/helpful http://swandawritingresources.­wikispaces.com/Show+NOT+Tell Suzanne Jul 25, 2015 3:50 PM
Re: [Arcadia-Memoir-Writers] Writing help - Thanks Valerie! On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Valerie Demetros < [address removed] > wrote: Cathy F. Jul 24, 2015 7:22 PM
Writing help - Having trouble writing? Here's a short, fun list of what some professionals did. Give it a try. Interesting reading either way. Valerie D. Jul 23, 2015 8:54 PM
Finding humor while writing the memoir - Another good read. http://marionroach.com/2015/07­/writing-funny-memoir/ Valerie D. Jul 11, 2015 6:37 PM
One-day webinar on memoir writing - This looks great, is pretty affordable, and easy since it's online. I'm in! Thanks to Cathy F for the heads up. Valerie D. Jul 10, 2015 6:35 PM

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