Viga Boland

Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She mentors memoir and creative writing groups for the Hamilton, Ontario Public Library. She is also a paid speaker at conferences on child sexual abuse. Viga blogs and podcasts from her site at MEMOIRABILIA, from her personal author's website, VIGA BOLAND, and on her latest site for writers of all genres, VIANVI.

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6 Responses

  1. Ian Tash says:

    I remember reading this back when the magazine was still in print form and I still love it, especially as a young memoirist where by the time I publish this most people in my family will still be around and around for a while. Thank you for this article!

    • Viga Boland says:

      Thanks for commenting Ian. I’m a believer in the adage “good things are worth repeating”. So I felt Linda’s article was worth sharing again. Besides, those who never purchased a copy of the last printed or pdf version of Memoirabilia, #5, have never read or heard it before!

  2. Cindy Keiger says:

    Beautiful, thoughtful, and caring wisdom! We need to take these words to heart and look honestly at our writing—our motives and our intents. Thank you, Linda Robinson Brendle.

  3. Nancy Gustafson says:

    Thank you so much, Viga, for sharing Linda’s wisdom with us. I really appreciate her understanding of forgiving and speaking the truth in love. This is not always an easy thing to do; but when it is accomplished, the beauty of the soul of the writer cannot help but spill on the page.