Author, Barbara Studham

Creator of memoir, fiction, and the children's picture book, Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


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Memoir Sessions Update, by Barbara Studham

Memoir Writing Sessions

I recently held memoir-writing sessions at Turner Park Library in Hamilton ON. A fantastic group of people attended, all with different stories to tell. Please enjoy the photos of the few bold attendees who granted me permission to post their pictures. Others were too shy and preferred not to be shown. However, during the first session, there were twelve attendees.

I assumed some people would have started their memoir, whereas others might still be in the thinking-it-over stage, so, for Session 1, I created a worksheet from which all worked at the same pace. Intermittently, people shared what they had written during the worksheet exercises, and the group heard some wonderful stories.

During Session 2, I discussed bringing dialogue into the narrative, writing back and forth in flashbacks, bringing humor into a tense situation, making your true feelings known, and killing the adverb tags.

Session 3 saw us commenting on the group’s work. Those who had begun their memoir shared written pieces, and gathered suggestions for improvement. Thank you to everyone who attended.


Barbara Studham’s bio.

For over twenty years, Barbara Studham has parented grandchildren diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Her two memoirs: Two Decades of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Teen Years, describe her challenges during their toddler years and teens. She has also written fiction, including a six-book series titled, Under The Shanklin Sky, set in the seaside town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. She is currently creating a children’s FASD picture book series Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now available in the series is, THE SCHOOL DAY, and, FIDGET! Soon to be released – THE BIRTHDAY BASH!

Barbara Studham’s books are available from AMAZON.

Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com

FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham

Memoir Writing Sessions to be held at Turner Park Library. www.barbarastudham.com


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Memoir Writing Sessions, Hamilton ON

Don’t forget to register!

Memoir Writing Sessions to be held at Turner Park Library. www.barbarastudham.com

Memoir Writing Session

Don’t forget to register for my memoir writing sessions at Turner Park Library.

On Wednesday April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th, 2018. 1:00-3:00 pm I will be encouraging participants to write their memoir. The sessions will be held at Turner Park Library, 352 Rymal Road East  L9B1C2 Hamilton, ON. Whether you are writing your memoir, or you are a new writer, you are welcome to attend to learn how to compile your memoir. Register at 905-546-4790, as seating is limited.

When you have registered, mark the sessions on your calendar or phone. See you there!


Barbara Studham’s bio:

For over twenty years, Barbara Studham has parented grandchildren diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Her two memoirs: Two Decades of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Teen Years, describe her challenges during their toddler years and teens. She has also written fiction, including a six-book series titled, Under The Shanklin Sky, set in the seaside town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. She is currently creating a children’s FASD picture book series Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now available in the series is, THE SCHOOL DAY, and, FIDGET!

Barbara Studham’s books are available from AMAZON.
Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com
FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham
Memoir Writing Sessions to be held at Turner Park Library. www.barbarastudham.com


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From Journal to Memoir, by Barbara Studham

MEMOIR WRITING SESSIONS

FROM JOURNAL TO MEMOIR.

Wednesday, April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th, 2018. 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Memoir Writing Sessions www.barbarastudham.com

Memoir Writing Sessions

On Wednesday April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th, 2018. 1:00-3:00 pm I will be encouraging participants to write their memoir. The sessions will be held at Turner Park Library, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2

Even if you have never written before, you are welcome to attend to learn how to compile your memoir. Register at 905-546-4790, as seating is limited. When you have registered, mark the sessions on your calendar or phone. 


From Journal to Memoir, by Barbara Studham

posted, February 27th 2018


Brief summary of sessions From Journal to Memoir, by Barbara Studham

Session 1:
  • Getting to know the protagonistYOU!
  • Preparation Checklist.
  • Ready, Set, WRITE!
Session 2:
  • Adding Dialogue to memoir.
  • Minimize Adverbs and Adjectives!
  • Create a Chapter or two.
Session 3:
  • Expand your word count.
  • Promoting your memoir.
  • Publishing your memoir.

Register at 905-546-4790

Barbara Studham’s bio.

For over twenty years, Barbara Studham has parented grandchildren diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Her two memoirs: Two Decades of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Teen Years, describe her challenges during their toddler years and teens. She has also written fiction, including a six-book series titled, Under The Shanklin Sky, set in the seaside town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. She is currently creating a children’s FASD picture book series Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now available is the first in the series titled THE SCHOOL DAY. The second in the series titled FIDGET! is soon to be released.

Barbara Studham’s books are available from AMAZON.

Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com

FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham