The Memoir Challenge

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Hello, fellow wielders of the pen and keyboard, and our fantastic readers, we have received an overwhelming response to the ‘Memoir Challenge,’ and multiple submissions which have had me busy. Also, sadly, a dear friend of mine (who was only 26) died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday, and I’ve been a bit of a wreck. I consider the followers of this site to be family, so, I’m sharing a personal tragedy to explain my lack of posting this past week. That said, I want to thank our loyal followers, readers, fans, and contributing writers for your part in helping to create such an enjoyable literary experience here at Two Drops of Ink.

On a lighter note, we just celebrated five years in the running this week. I began this journey in 2011, and I started on Blogger. Then we made the move here to WordPress last fall. The response has been simply amazing. We are on a steady path of growth in our numbers, followers, and contributing authors. Let’s give them all a big congratulations! I haven’t forgotten the challenge update (smiling).

I will begin posting those memoirs that made the grade for publication tomorrow; so, stay tooned because we have some great stories that came to us from this challenge. Again, we thank you for your loyal following and readership.

Scott

 

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S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design. Scott continues working on his memoir Twisted Ride. He also maintains a Christian blog: A Disciple's Journey. Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider (with a huge beard). He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. - "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul. I love to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~Scott Biddulph~

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