Category Archives: lifewriting

Finding stories for your memoir

“Everyone has stories.” Maybe you’ve heard that before and know it’s true, except you can’t think of your own stories. OTHER people have stories. Anyway, why would your family care about the few memories you have? Well, your family who … Continue reading

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Memoir: “Be intimate, or it’s nothing”

George Hodgson, author of Bettyville, came to town. I didn’t reserve a seat but came early enough to grab one of the few chairs left against the back wall of the library auditorium. Mr. Hodgson likes St. Louis and thinks … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Your Memoir

National Novel Writing Month is now! But, instead of writing fiction, feel free to challenge yourself to work hard on your memoir. Write anything, just write, and write every day. The point is to get something down on paper – … Continue reading

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