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August 7, 2009: Novelographies, Or Thinly Veiled Memoir, author Karen Weinreb guest host

The transcript below covers the complete #litchat conversation on August 7, 2009. The order appears sequentially from the first post to the final post. Topic was open discussion: Novelography, Or Thinly Veiled Memoir. Guest host was KarenWeinreb, author of The Summer Kitchen.

KarenWeinreb Good afternoon, all. #LitChat -12:51 PM Aug 7th, 2009
conniemayfowler In writing and life, there are advantages to slipping into third person: perspective, distance, reflection. #litchat #authors -12:51 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Are ;you ready for #litchat today? Our guest host @KarenWeinreb is ready. Please step into the salon and welcome Karen to #litchat. -12:58 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF Interesting title, “The Summer Kitchen”. #litchat -12:59 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Karen, we understand that THE SUMMER KITCHEN is based on some of your real life experiences. Can you tell us a bit about it? #litchat -1:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
mciddangelo @SighWTF I once wrote an email at work telling about my vacation and titled it “3 days in Sept.” All thot wz a novel I wz writing. #litchat -1:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb Protagonist’s privileged life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested for a white collar crime. Based on my own story. #LitChat -1:03 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Why did you choose fiction to tell this story, rather than a memoir? #litchat -1:04 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @KarenWeinreb Interesting! #LitChat -1:04 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF I have friends who are always asking “Who lives in those homes?” Maybe now we will get a chance to find out. #litchat -1:04 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: Interesting. How much of your story was based on RL and how much was fictionalized? Why did you choose fiction? #litchat -1:04 PM Aug 7th, 2009
redRavine RT @LitChat: Why did you choose fiction to tell this story, rather than a memoir? #litchat -1:05 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell #litchat #scifichat -1:06 PM Aug 7th, 2009
kashicat @KarenWeinreb Did it make you feel vulnerable/exposed, to use your RL experience as a basis? #litchat -1:07 PM Aug 7th, 2009
peggyfrezon @journalwriter7 I am surprised that Twitter is about learning as well as social networking. #platformchat #writechat #litchat #memoirchat -1:07 PM Aug 7th, 2009
redRavine RT @KarenWeinreb: Fiction gave me more room to move. I wasn’t constrained by the facts. #LitChat -1:07 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @peggyfrezon Seems natural to me: social interaction is about learning from others, isn’t it? #LitChat -1:09 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb kashkit: far better to tell the story as you wish to tell it, than to have people gossip and speculate. #LitChat -1:10 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: How much of your story was based on RL and how much was fictionalized? #litchat -1:10 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @peggyfrezon we’re in #litchat now pop across #litchat -1:10 PM Aug 7th, 2009
maryelewis I’m adding The Summer Kitchen to my wishlist. #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns Is it just me or is #LitChat often discussing the line between fact and fiction? Nothing wrong with that, just saying. -1:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead I think Tweetchat is eating tweets again. #litchat -1:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: kashkit: far better to tell the story as you wish to tell it, than to have people gossip and speculate. #LitChat -1:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie @KarenWeinreb ILooking forward to today’s #litchat. I’m a translator of lit, joining the chat from Japan. -1:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
kashicat @rebeccawoodhead So is TweetDeck, I think. #litchat -1:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian That’s the topic the last 2 weeks. RT @jeremyduns: Is it just me or is #LitChat often discussing the line between fact and fiction? #litchat -1:13 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @jeremyduns: And I think it’s a very interesting topic – at least for a memoirist, or anyone who does life writing. #litchat -1:14 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell What challenges did you have when deciding who or what to fictionalize? #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead I can’t even log in to tweetchat #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF What years does your story cover? #litchat -1:15 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @KarenWeinreb Interesting. When I watch reality TV (rarely), I’m interested in what is really really real, to quote Smokey Robinson #LitChat -1:15 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: Are you still there? #litchat -1:16 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @herstorian Yep. Sure it’s comeup before the last 2 weeks, but okay. Fascinating topic. #LitChat -1:16 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat @KarenWeinreb is still with us, but Twitter is annoyingly slow today. Bear with us. #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian RT @rebeccacantrell What challenges did you have when deciding who or what to fictionalize? #litchat #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog excellent…finally able to log in to tweetchat… #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb Do you think that’s a new phenomenon? #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
danish_novelist @jeremyduns Reality shows don’t exist. The second you got a camera, fiction takes over #litchat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: To answer herstorian: protagonist’s emotional arc is RL. Some plot turns RL, some fictional. #LitChat -1:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb To answer herstorian: white-collar crime and the idea of losing everything material are both very timely, post-crash subjects #LitChat -1:18 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @danish_novelist Indeed. As long as participants know they’re filmed? Ever read Glamorama? #LitChat -1:18 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @bibliofreakblog just trying to hide the fact that you’re late ๐Ÿ™‚ #litchat -1:18 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: Thanks maryelewis #LitChat -1:18 PM Aug 7th, 2009
GenreReviewer #litchat #wno Authors, book bloggers, etc, want to recommend your favorite reads to me? How to be a guest on my book blog: http://tr.im/vTlC -1:18 PM Aug 7th, 2009
TomYHowe @rebeccacantrell The main challenge? Getting my ass in the chair and my hands on the keyboard. #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @rebeccawoodhead you know me so well! #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @KarenWeinreb True. Privileged people losing everything always seems to fascinate people, though! Sorry to say. #LitChat -1:19 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb The themes I wished to explore determined what I needed to fictionalize #LitChat -1:19 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Anyone out there on a Mac? Karen’s on a Mac and her tweets aren’t showing up. Any tips for Twitter chatting on a Mac? #litchat -1:19 PM Aug 7th, 2009
Rororosie @KarenWeinreb guessin that by fictionalizing you can make “plot” even more believeable to the reader than Real Life (T or F?) #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian I just joined last week. Interesting. RT @jeremyduns @herstorian It’s come up before the last 2 weeks, but ok. Fascinating topic. #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 7th, 2009
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bibliofreakblog @LitChat I’m on a Mac and it took me a long time to log in to tweetchat, but seems to be ok now. #litchat -1:20 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb well, that’s a very good point. There really is no such thing as a truth, only perspectives. #LitChat -1:20 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF How would you say you the characters speak for themselves and not editorialize them? #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell @TomYHowe Now that’s the difference between real life and fiction, in a nutshell. Asses in chairs writing. In real life. ๐Ÿ™‚ #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian RT @danish_novelist: @jeremyduns Reality shows don’t exist. The second you got a camera, fiction takes over #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie @LitChat I’m on a Mac. I’m accessing the chat thru Tweetdeck’s search function. #litchat -1:21 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @KarenWeinreb If you put an @ before the person’s name you mention, they’ll see it more easily. ๐Ÿ™‚ #litchat -1:22 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb But having a woman who had everything lose it all enabled me to explore the emotional arc of returning to simpler values. #LitChat -1:22 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF Must be weird to write about yourself. Kind of like a camera…how will other people see you? #litchat -1:23 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @rebeccacantrell I eventually decided to fictionalise anyone who appeared ‘on stage’, leaving all historical figures off-stage. #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @SighWTF: What years does your story cover? #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb Do you feel that it made her more sympathetic to the reader #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @KarenWeinreb So you focused more on themes than on facts? #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @rebeccacantrell: What challenges did you have when deciding who or what to fictionalize? #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
danish_novelist @jeremyduns No, never heard of Glamorama. But reality shows are more unreal than any sit com #litchat -1:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell @jeremyduns I have a few historical characters with speaking roles. One in A TRACE OF SMOKE, several in A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES #litchat -1:25 PM Aug 7th, 2009
Rororosie @KarenWeinreb That answers one of my questions… how much of the book covers the main characters adjustment to the loss…#litchat -1:25 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian Can you give us an example? RT @KarenWeinreb: The themes I wished to explore determined what I needed to fictionalize #litchat -1:25 PM Aug 7th, 2009
Rororosie @KarenWeinreb ..what other perspectives are covered in some of the other arcs?…#litchat -1:25 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @litchat: I’m on a Mac. No tips though. Twitter is working fine for me on this computer. #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @rebeccacantrell Yes, but you’re okay. They’re Nazis! Some of my historical figures are still alive – or have children who are. #litchat -1:26 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @signWTF: I loved writing about life as it unfolded. It was healing, and helped give perspective on myself, circumstances, others #LitChat -1:26 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell @jeremyduns It meant I had to do a lot more research, and write a much longer Author’s Note, and luckily they’re all dead. #litchat -1:27 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @jeremyduns interesting…easier to fictionalize real people who’ve been long dead? #litchat -1:27 PM Aug 7th, 2009
journalwriter7 @peggyfrezon It’s a great place to converge! #platformchat #writechat #litchat #memoirchat -1:27 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb I think what helped to make this affluent woman sympathetic was that she accepted some of the responsibility for what went wrong #LitChat -1:28 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns RT @KarenWeinreb fictionalizing the plot does often make it more believable, just as RL can come across as unbelievable in fiction. #LitChat -1:28 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF @karenweinreb I like that…I wonder if that is why blogging is so contagious~! Writing about life as it unfolds. #litchat -1:29 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell Easier from a legal standpoint @bibliofreakblog: @jeremyduns interesting…easier to fictionalize real people been long dead? #litchat -1:30 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @bibliofreakblog From a legal standpoint, of course. But I was also writing about a war with no ‘clear-cut’ villains as in WW2 #LitChat -1:30 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat You had a fascinating supporting character in Beatriz, the nanny to protag’s kids. I loved Beatriz’s backstory and character. #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF I was wondering if she would come across sympathetically or if there would be schadenfreude on the reader’s part. #litchat -1:31 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @rebeccacantrell Snap! ๐Ÿ™‚ #LitChat -1:31 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell @jeremyduns: @bibliofreakblog Yours was a more ambiguous time, although I think the pre-Nazi years were ambiguous. Not after 1934 #litchat -1:32 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat We are chatting with @KarenWeinreb today, kindly asking everyone to keep tweets directed to Karen and her work. Thanks! #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @rebeccacantrell True. And I initially took the same approach, but was advised to change names and took that advice. #LitChat -1:33 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: Did you make any characters up, or create composite characters, or are all based on RL ppl? #litchat -1:33 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog I’ve heard of writers who research historical ppl & don’t write anything down, only include what they remember in their characters. #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccacantrell RT @Rororosie: @KarenWeinreb ..what other perspectives are covered in some of the other arcs?…#litchat #litchat -1:34 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @LitChat Sorry! Wandered off, thought we were discussing a theme. #LitChat -1:34 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: Yes, accepting responsibility for what went wrong would help with sympathy. A novel is no place for haughtiness. #litchat -1:35 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @KarenWeinreb Did you use any real names? #LitChat -1:35 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb Would you say your character’s arc was her accepting responsibility? #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF Well, as a recently divorced woman after 25 years of marriage, this book sounds like good reading~! #litchat -1:36 PM Aug 7th, 2009
jeremyduns @bibliofreakblog Not a bad way to do it, I think. As long as you check back! #LitChat -1:36 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @KarenWeinreb I cover a similar emotional arc in my first novel. How reluctant was your main character to accept change? #litchat -1:38 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie Nor for self-pity, I would imagine. @herstorian: @KarenWeinreb: A novel is no place for haughtiness. #litchat -1:38 PM Aug 7th, 2009
redRavine @KarenWeinreb Were there any real life complications with people close to you recognizing themselves as fictionalized characters? #litchat -1:39 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @SighWTF good point #LitChat -1:40 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @KarenWeinreb were you ever reluctant to show people you know drafts? #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF The quotes from your book on your web site are wonderful @karenweinreb #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb Not to get off topic, but I love your title #litchat -1:41 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb Having a woman who had everything lose it all enabled me to explore emotional arc of returning to simpler values. #LitChat -1:42 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF @carlabuckley I loved her title, too. “The Summer Kitchen” #litchat -1:43 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @SighWTF Great if there was schadenfraude on the reader’s part: that’s what I was exploring in the characters around protagonist #LitChat -1:43 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: Fictionalizing plot often makes it more believable, just as RL can come across as unbelievable in fiction. #LitChat -1:44 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian I recommend reading @KarenWeinreb’s page directly – she’s answering there and her tweets aren’t showing up here. #litchat -1:45 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb This theme reminds me of The Little Princess (my childhood fave) #litchat -1:46 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: One theme I explore is judgment. Easy to see criminal as black, victims/legal system as white. I flip it around. #LitChat -1:46 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: I like your cover. Captures “The Summer Kitchen” perfectly. #litchat -1:47 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb Story takes place ovr 4 seasons, fall (incarceration), winter (collapse), spring (reimerging), summer (redemption) #LitChat -1:48 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie @KarenWeinreb How far into actual events (or afterwards) did you first start thinking you’d write a book based on your experiences? #litchat -1:49 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @CarlaBuckley Protagonist’s estate has a summer kitchen out back, built in 19th century to keep heat of jam making in summer away #LitChat -1:49 PM Aug 7th, 2009
redRavine RT @KarenWeinreb story takes place over 4 seasons, fall (incarceration), winter (collapse), spring (reimerging), summer(redemption) #LitChat -1:50 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie RT @herstorian: I recommend reading @KarenWeinreb’s page directly – she’s answering there and her tweets aren’t showing up here. #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @KarenWeinreb did you take the outdoor kitchen idea from your real life or was that made up? #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF How much does fear play a part in your story? #litchat -1:50 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: @rororosie Plot is about adjustment to loss of husband, wealth, dignity, community, turning out better for it #LitChat -1:50 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: @SighWTF good point #LitChat -1:51 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @herstorian Protagonist turned to jam-making to save herself and her children: I turned in a parallel universe to writing #LitChat -1:51 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: @rebeccacantrell Also easier to fictionalize people still living, or at least make composite characters of them.. #LitChat -1:52 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @dosankodebbie I began writing about six months after my then-husband was incarcerated, to help make sense of it all. #LitChat -1:52 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – ur website is lovely. Buying your book b/c I think that Adirondack chair was made for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ nice to meet you on #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF Kinda of a real “if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen” story then? (Couldn’t resist.) #litchat -1:53 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: @herstorian I based some characters on real people–myself, my ex-husband, made some up, others were composites #LitChat -1:54 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: @jeremyduns No, no real names. #LitChat -1:54 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian RT @KarenWeinreb: Protagonist turned to jam-making to save herself and her children: I turned in a parallel universe to writing. #litchat -1:55 PM Aug 7th, 2009
SighWTF Thanks @karenweinreb for a fast hour~! Must run to book store now. #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb “…my then husband was incarcerated” I’m in! #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – some deep questions for a beach read – how did you find your publisher? do you belong to a critique group? #litchat -1:56 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb: Protagonist turned to jam-making to save herself and her children: I turned in a parallel universe to writing #LitChat -1:57 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@carlabuckley – that snapped me out of my semi-comatose-scanning state, too! RT @@KarenWeinreb “…my-then-husband incarcerated” #litchat -1:58 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @wiremamma I was lucky: My publisher found me. Heard I was writing this book based on my own experience. 2-book deal on 3 chapters #LitChat -1:59 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – that’s exactly what it says – though don’t plan on being alone long… looks like a sundown beach party. #LitChat -2:00 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat @KarenWeinreb Can you tell us a bit about the second book in your deal? #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
bibliofreakblog @KarenWeinreb that’s pretty lucky that your publisher found you! #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: That’s very lucky! What were you doing that put your name out there? Blogging, etc, or RL connections? #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
dosankodebbie @KarenWeinreb I’m a great believer in cooking-as-therapy. : ) #litchat -2:01 PM Aug 7th, 2009
CarlaBuckley @KarenWeinreb How do you feel your journalist background helped you talk about the difficult subjects in your novel? #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – lucky! that’s one way to say it. What a blessing! good for you and many congrats on multi-deal. #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 7th, 2009
malenalott Grrr just arrived home from out of town. Can’t wait to read the thread. I’m loving the book! Congrats @karenweinreb. #litchat -2:02 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @LitChat had not conceived of second book when I signed 2-book deal. At that point, had only written first three chapters of first #LitChat -2:03 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian @KarenWeinreb: Do you have an idea for your second book now? Is it connected to the first? #litchat -2:04 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Are you working on the second book yet? I’d love to read more about Beatriz… you know that hanging thread… #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead ‘My publisher found me. Heard I was writing this book based on my own experience. 2-book deal on 3 chapters’ Need chocolate. NOW. #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – was that as scary as it sounds? No concept of 2nd book in 2 book deal? ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s your new MS about? is it done? #litchat -2:05 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma .@karenweinreb – because there is NO sort of interest in your 2nd book whatsoever, as can be seen in #litchat haha -2:06 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb Yes, lucky, but it was a timely story that had never been told–behind-the-scenes of white-collar crime #LitChat #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb @malenalott Thank you! #LitChat #litchat -2:08 PM Aug 7th, 2009
rebeccawoodhead @KarenWeinreb ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really pleased for you. It’s a horrid thing to go through and it’s great that you’ve done so well. Well done. #Litchat -2:10 PM Aug 7th, 2009
malenalott @LitChat @KarenWeinreb what I’m loving is the insider view of the uber rich & the collapse & rebuilding #litchat -2:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @rebeccawoodhead Thank you. Life’s journey is about making lemonade from lemons–and then enjoying the lemonade, of course. #LitChat -2:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb Thankyou. My philosophy is to make what you have work for you. All I had to fall back on was my writing. #LitChat #litchat -2:11 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian Book 3! RT @KarenWeinreb: @herstorian 2nd novel plotted… however my heart is in writing memoir of what’s happened since novel #litchat -2:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT KarenWeinreb @rebeccawoodhead Funny! Actually, when people ask me what got me through, my answer is always ‘chocolate’! #LitChat #litchat -2:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma Highly RT-able: @KarenWeinreb – Life’s journey is about making lemonade from lemons–and then enjoying the lemonade, of course. #LitChat -2:12 PM Aug 7th, 2009
KarenWeinreb @malenalott As Plum Sykes did with Bergdorf Blondes, I wrote The Summer Kitchen from inside the palace. #LitChat -2:14 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb To write a memoir about what’s happened since time captured in novel would connect 2 books & elucidate RL #LitChat #litchat -2:14 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat RT @KarenWeinreb Terrifying.But not as terrifying as what I was going through. I just take life 1 day, 1 thing at a time. #LitChat #litchat -2:17 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian Interesting chat! It was neat to learn more about one ex. of autobio fiction, esp. fictional summer kitchen and other fic. devices. #litchat -2:21 PM Aug 7th, 2009
teacherjeanne Just discovered #LitChat, but couldn’t log in to participate. Still, I read the sci fi discussion, then Karen Winreb’s ‘Summer Kitchen’. -2:22 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Karen promised us an hour in #litchat and we’ve stretched the limit. Of course, she’s welcome to continue, but we must let her go now. -2:22 PM Aug 7th, 2009
redRavine @KarenWeinreb Thanks so much for your time. Informative & inspiring. Congrats on multi-book deal! #litchat -2:23 PM Aug 7th, 2009
herstorian Thanks for the chat, all, especially @KarenWeinreb. Good luck with your 2nd novel, and esp. your memoir writing! ๐Ÿ™‚ #litchat -2:23 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Let’s give @KarenWeinreb a huge #litchat round of thanks for putting up with an wonky Twitter and sticking with us gracefully. -2:24 PM Aug 7th, 2009
wiremamma Great show today @litchat! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice to meet you @karenWeinreb ! #litchat -2:25 PM Aug 7th, 2009
LitChat Be sure to join us again on Monday for weekly topic, WORDPLAY AND CREATIVE LITERARY LICENSE. #litchat -2:26 PM Aug 7th, 2009

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