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Ghostwriting, Collaboration, and Memoirs

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author Cheryl Ricker

Ghostwriter and Collaborator, Cheryl Ricker

Last week’s episode with Linda S. Clare on Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach opened the door for part 2 this week as  Cheryl Ricker joins Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, to talk about ghostwriting memoirs with the person whose story needs to be told. Tips on ghostwriting, how to collaborate on the story, and how to tell the story using plot points rather than the day-by-day. This episode is a perfect dovetail off of last week’s Writing Memoir topic. Memoir is a tough genre to write even if you’re a trained author. What if you aren’t? What does a contract look like for collaborators? How do you get to the nitty gritty of the story and transfer that to the page for the reader? Listen to Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach episode 37.

Cheryl’s Website:  cherylricker.com

About Angela’s guest: Cheryl Ricker has a degree in Creative Writing from York University in Toronto, Canada, and studied Theology at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. She has written or contributed to six books. She ghostwrote and collaborated on two memoirs:

Books Mentioned:

Rush of Heaven: One Woman’s Miraculous Encounter with Jesus (Zondervan)

This miraculous encounter is more than an inspiring, compelling story that will capture your attention. It is an unforgettable rush of truth that will open your heart to find lasting joy and peace, no matter what you’re going through. You will see your life from a whole new hope-filled perspective.

 

Josiah’s Fire: Autism Stole his words, God gave him a Voice (BroadStreet). Autism stole his words, God gave him a voice.
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play, and socialize. The diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder. In their attempts to see Josiah recover and regain speech, the Cullens underwent overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial struggles. While other kids around him improved, Josiah only got worse.

Five years later, Josiah, who had not been formally taught to read or write, suddenly began to type on his iPad profound paragraphs about God, science, history, business, music, strangers, and heaven. Josiah’s eye-opening visions, heavenly encounters, and supernatural experiences forced his family out of their comfort zone and predictable theology, catapulting them into a mind-blowing love-encounter with Jesus.

The Good Gift Giver: 21 Days of Blessings

Cheryl’s Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCherylRicker/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CherylRicker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylricker/

 

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

Angela’s memoir is Gems of Wisdom: The Treasure of Experience

 Written to help women become courageous, become who God meant them to be, and become a woman of confidence.

 

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Memoir Writing

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Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, talks with Linda S. Clare about Memoir Writing and how she used her own life story in both novel and memoir.

Linda S. Clare joins Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach to talk Memoir Writing Tips

Linda S. Clare joins Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach to talk Memoir Writing Tips

Linda has taught memoir writing at community college, in writing conferences, and has an upcoming track at the Mount Hermon Christian Conference co-teaching with Kay Marshall Strom.

Listen to Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach and learn memoir writing tips that will help you sell your book or help you decide if this is for genealogical use or commercial readership.

Click here to listen to Memoir Writing, Episode 36 of Lit Up on Toginet:
Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach Expand your imagination to enhance your life! Or, subscribe on Apple Podcasts (iTunes).

Mount Hermon Christian Conference

About Linda: Linda Clare has been a freelance writer for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching writing, she coaches writers. Her blog, Linda Clare’s Writer’s Tips, focuses on providing weekly “writer’s tips you can actually use.” She is the award-winning author of six books and many articles, short stories, and essays. She coauthored a nonfiction book, Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them(Waterbrook, 2002) with Melody Carlson and Heather Harpham Kopp, wrote two nonfiction books with Kristen Johnson Ingram, and has published two novels, The Fence My Father Built (Abingdon 2009) and A Sky without Stars (Abingdon 2014). She lives in Eugene, Oregon, and is represented by Nick Harrison of Wordserve Literary.

Follow Linda’s writing tips and Miss Crankypants at http://lindasclare.com

Books Mentioned in today’s episode:

 The Fence My Father Built (Abingdon Press) also in audiobook.

 

 

 

 

A Sky Without Stars (Abingdon Press) also in audiobook.

 

 

 

 

A Healing Heart (Abingdon Press) also in audiobook, hardback.

 

 

 

 

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr also in audiobook, hardback.

 

 

 

 

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

 

 

http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Apple Podcasts: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach

Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

 

 

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What’s Patriot’s Day and Patriot Day?

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Patriot’s Day/Patriot Day

Who were our first patriots? What’s the difference in Patriot’s Day and Patriot Day? Who are patriots today?

Patriot or Patriots’ Day are easily confused. But both days remember the sacrifice of Americans caused by attacks on home soil. A few facts to understand the similarities and differences of both these historic experiences:

  • The first, Patriots’ Day, happens the third week in April with reenactments and festivals remembering the battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775) in the American Revolution.Learn more here: http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/frequently-asked-questions.html
  • Patriots’ Day is a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts, with Tennessee recently joining but only as a recognition of the day.
  • Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington to warn of attack.
  • Others rode with him and split off to warn others along the way: William Dawes and Samuel Prescott. Then as they warned folks along the way, those people also rode in many directions to sound the alarm for neighbors.
  • General Cage, British commander, issued orders for the march to confiscate colonial weapons. See this link for more information: http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/historic-documents.html
  • Many indentured servants earned their freedom by enlisting as a Patriot in the American Revolution.
  • Lose the “s” and September 11th is titled Patriot Day as a national remembrance of the day thousands of people died in the terrorist attacks on the U.S.A.
  • Patriot Day, September 11th, is a Federal holiday while similarly named Patriots’ Day is not.
  • American citizens should display their flag at half-staff on both dates. However, September 11th includes a moment of silence observed at 8:46am Eastern —the time the first plane flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. To learn more: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/patriot-day
  • Almost 3,000 people lost their lives during the terrorist attack on 9/11. Thousands more were injured.
  • Both historic dates created heroism in Americans who did not think of themselves, rather they put themselves in harm’s way to save others.

When we observe either day, we can remember that, Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13, NIV

The Captive Brides Romance Collection including "Hist Indentured Bride" by Angela Breidenbach

The Captive Brides Romance Collection including “Hist Indentured Bride” by Angela Breidenbach

Book: Captive Brides, Barbour Books, Oct. 1, 2017 includes Angela Breidenbach’s historical romance, His Indentured Bride, set in the beginning of the American Revolution.

About Angela Breidenbach: The host of Lit Up! on Toginet Radio, Angela writes romance through the ages. She’s also the president of the Christian Authors Network. Her radio shows and books are always family-friendly, always good for your heart.

Learn more about Angela at http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

On Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram @AngBreidenbach

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