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Delia Owens was about 70 when she published her first novel, "Where The Crawdads Sing" and it became a national best seller. Reading it now!  It starts off being about a young girl, in the 1950s and 60s growing up in rural North Carolina (it is fictional). Being made into a movie now.

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I have read both of those books, and fine ones they both are. “Where the Crawdads Sing” I read in the past year and a half. 

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Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful book, one of the best I have read in a long time! 

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1 hour ago, Thyrsis said:

Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful book, one of the best I have read in a long time! 

+1 loved it. 
+ 1 for Angela’s Ashes too. A friend of mine got to study with him as a teacher. 
Was skimming backward on my iPhone

 

@Betty LaRue when you’ve done  one the first draft I’d love to read it. Your experience of life seems so different than mine though we are fairly close in age and I think that is what makes your story even more appealing. Good writing - fiction or no -fiction. When it is tru to life helps bring the world a little closer. And a good sense of humor helps. 
 

Perhaps if we all read more memoirs we might make the world a little better

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1 hour ago, Thyrsis said:

Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful book, one of the best I have read in a long time! 

I agree. She’s so in tune with nature, and that resonates with me.
When my husband and I took road trips, we bypassed the cities, the museums, and the usual tourist traps. We took roads less traveled, camped, found out of the way beautiful scenery. I carried a “Birds of North America” book with me, because as we traveled, I saw birds different from those at home. The first west coast trip, I didn’t have it, and it drove me crazy not being able to identify birds. I started seriously trying to identify the birds I saw when I was 8, which basically consisted of asking an adult.

 

That booklets trip was before I had a mobile phone or iPad, and before I got into stock. My camera was a 35mm film Canon Sureshot. I got amazing scenic pictures with that wide-angle small zoom lens, but it wasn’t made for birding. One of the images I took from that trip won Best of Show in a contest.

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10 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

I agree. She’s so in tune with nature, and that resonates with me.
When my husband and I took road trips, we bypassed the cities, the museums, and the usual tourist traps. We took roads less traveled, camped, found out of the way beautiful scenery. I carried a “Birds of North America” book with me, because as we traveled, I saw birds different from those at home. The first west coast trip, I didn’t have it, and it drove me crazy not being able to identify birds. I started seriously trying to identify the birds I saw when I was 8, which basically consisted of asking an adult.

 

That booklets trip was before I had a mobile phone or iPad, and before I got into stock. My camera was a 35mm film Canon Sureshot. I got amazing scenic pictures with that wide-angle small zoom lens, but it wasn’t made for birding. One of the images I took from that trip won Best of Show in a contest.


I replied to you but up above in an edit. Can’t seem to navigate the forum from my iPhone today lol 

 
One of my earliest memories is being about 4 or 5 and telling my mother I wanted to read all the books in the library by the time I grew up. She explained that it was a more vast undertaking than even the large collection of books in our Bronx branch of the New York Public Library. But I was firmly convinced I could do it. 
 

when I think of my summer vacation the time I can spend sitting on the beach list in a book is always a big part of the attraction 

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19 minutes ago, Marianne said:

+1 loved it. 
+ 1 for Angela’s Ashes too. A friend of mine got to study with him as a teacher. 
Was skimming backward on my iPhone

 

@Betty LaRue when you’ve done  one the first draft I’d love to read it. Your experience of life seems so different than mine though we are fairly close in age and I think that is what makes your story even more appealing. Good writing - fiction or no -fiction. When it is tru to life helps bring the world a little closer. And a good sense of humor helps. 
 

Perhaps if we all read more memoirs we might make the world a little better

How flattering, Marianne, that my life experiences, a nobody’s, would be interesting to anyone. 

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1 minute ago, Betty LaRue said:

How flattering, Marianne, that my life experiences, a nobody’s, would be interesting to anyone. 


You’re not a nobody. 
And I really would be honored to read a pre-publication copy. 
 

a friend of mine who’s had a couple of non-fiction books published said the key for her was to concentrate on just one chapter at a time so she wasn’t overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. Good luck!

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1 minute ago, Marianne said:


I replied to you but up above in an edit. Can’t seem to navigate the forum from my iPhone today lol 

 
One of my earliest memories is being about 4 or 5 and telling my mother I wanted to read all the books in the library by the time I grew up. She explained that it was a more vast undertaking than even the large collection of books in our Bronx branch of the New York Public Library. But I was firmly convinced I could do it. 
 

when I think of my summer vacation the time I can spend sitting on the beach list in a book is always a big part of the attraction 

Yeah, I began checking out the allowed number of books from the library when I turned 8, and devoured them. When we went on vacation, I always had a bag of books with me and was often worried I didn’t bring enough.

One camping trip, when I was nestled into my cot reading by flashlight while a storm raged, the tent collapse on my side from the weight of the water. Came through the window flap and soaked me and my book. I was more upset about the book than the fact I felt like a drowned rat. My husband, whose cot was on the other side of the large tent, stayed dry but was laughing his a@@ off at me.

I flounced off into my sister’s fifth wheel and left him to deal with the mess.

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17 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

I assume from that suggestion, Vincent, that you are not a writer. 

 

Your assumption is correct, although I once had an article published in an outdoor magazine way back in 1996, but that probably doesn't count.....😎

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7 hours ago, Vincent Lowe said:

 

Your assumption is correct, although I once had an article published in an outdoor magazine way back in 1996, but that probably doesn't count.....😎

 

 

I expect the cheque will be turning up any day soon!

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9 hours ago, Vincent Lowe said:

 

Your assumption is correct, although I once had an article published in an outdoor magazine way back in 1996, but that probably doesn't count.....😎

 

Oh boy. I went in a nice comfy ship... the Polar Pioneer. But I am really just a tourist.

 

Paulette

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4 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

I expect the cheque will be turning up any day soon!

 

😀😀

 

It was published in the September issue and I was paid in December - a very nice Christmas present of £200. 

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30 minutes ago, Vincent Lowe said:

 

😀😀

 

It was published in the September issue and I was paid in December - a very nice Christmas present of £200. 

👍😀

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13 hours ago, Vincent Lowe said:

 

Your assumption is correct, although I once had an article published in an outdoor magazine way back in 1996, but that probably doesn't count.....😎

Kind of like my glossy mag article and a couple of newspaper pieces. Around the same time as yours, maybe a little later.  A flash in the pan.
Very nice article and pictures, Vincent.

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