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Susan M. Tiberghien

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After marrying a Frenchman, following him around Europe with a growing family, I started to write more or less full time at the age of 50 when we settled down in Geneva, Switzerland. I published my first book, Looking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis, at the age of 60.

I continued to publish, two more memoirs and numerous narrative essays in journals and anthologies. Then the widely read One Year to a Writing Life, and spring 2015, Side by Side: Writing your Love Story and Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman.

I have been teaching writing for over 20 years, here in Geneva where I direct the Geneva Writers' Group (an association of writers, with presently over 230 members), around Europe, and in the States for the International Women's Wri
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Words from Side by Side and from If You Want to Write

Writing Tip, June 30, 2015
Another tip from a journal practice in the second chapter of Side by Side that deals with commitment. To wake in the morning and say yes to pledges of love. Memories of commitment. the commitment of marriage, now offered to everyone. How to write about pledges of love? The writing tip is taken from Brenda Ueland’s book, If You Want to Write, first published in 1938 and... Read more of this blog post »
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One Year to a Writing Life:...

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Looking for Gold

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Footsteps: In Love with a F...

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Footsteps, A European Album

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I am re-reading this book as I realize that I was carried along by the powers of Petina Gappah's writing, without coming to grips with the why of the story. With what the author is telling me about the roles of memory and imagination.
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is a modified version of a TED talk in 2012, speaks true to today, made me reclaim the word Feminist. Well presented, personal, enlightening!
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“When asked about rewriting, Ernest Hemingway said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times before he was satisfied. Vladimir Nabokov wrote that spontaneous eloquence seemed like a miracle and that he rewrote every word he ever published, and often several times. And Mark Strand, former poet laureate, says that each of his poems sometimes goes through forty to fifty drafts before it is finished.”
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