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Martin Hall-Kenny
10-20-2008, 08:53 PM
I have not been here for a while... a lot has happened that I won't go into right now beyond saying a long term relationship ended and my brother in law ended his own life. This and so much more brought on a crisis that prompted me to begin writing a book that deals with surviving sexual abuse into adulthood. I'm 52 years old now and, though I thought I'd dealt with this decades ago, I find that all I did was to put it into a box, cover it with shiny paper and pretend it was something else. I'm about 20,000 odd words into it now and have barely scratched the surface... it will need a lot of editing I think.
The other thing the crisis prompted was to release songs in me that I would invite you to listen to at www.myspace.com/martinjohnhk (http://www.myspace.com/martinjohnhk) . The first three songs are the relevant ones.
Should you wish to comment, feel free. I will try and put up some of the new book both for comments and because just maybe, it might help someone out there.

Martin Hall-Kenny
10-20-2008, 08:54 PM
Can someone tell me how to add the book?
Thanks
Martin

jerrywaxler
10-21-2008, 04:34 AM
To post your work, browse to the section called "AW Workshop," and then "Share your work."

Jerry

Shwebb
11-09-2008, 02:45 AM
Good to have you back, Martin.

"Scratching the surface" is just opposite of what writing memoir can feel like. Feels more like we're digging way into our tender flesh. And finding so much we would rather cover with boards and a sign that says "Don't Enter!"