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How to Write A Memoir— Part Two

How To Write A Memoir, Part 1 lists a variety of methods for writing personal stories. Part 2 continues with revision and the business of writing. Take care of yourself Writing one’s life story can be difficult. While writing, take good care of yourself. Anytime you are feeling overwhelmed by this writing process, set your work aside. Take a break, get some fresh air, visit with a friend. Read helpful, supportive material such as Toxic Mom’s Toolkit. Organize When editing, save your “cuts” in separate files (either paper file folders or on computer files). You might be able to use these darlings in another personal essay. Use manila file folders to store print material: newspaper articles, photos, handwritten notes, letters, brochures, etc. Revising In the revising stage, delete what might cause embarrassment. Fine tune for accuracy. Shape like a gardener pruning a hydrangea. Take a few snips here, cut a…

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Have you been wanting to write?

Have you been wanting to write? Perhaps this is the summer for your writing. How about this. . . let’s all (me, too) take the month of July to write 15-20 minutes a day. If you have more time, write longer. But let’s commit to a minimum of 15-20 minutes every day. What to write about? Whatever is on your mind. Need some ideas . . . some prompts to get started? Click on Prompts  . . . Choose a prompt. Set your timer and Just Write! Then, how about sharing your writing? Post on The Write Spot Blog. Scary thought? Well, it’s scary for me, too. I’m a fairly private person and the idea of sending my writing “out there” is somewhat daunting. But I’m going to do it. You too? Let’s jump into this together. Let’s take a leap of faith . . . and maybe our writing…

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Jump In – Prompt #2

I have had this blog idea for a long time.  I’m very excited to see it finally happening.  I’ll write a few words and suggest a writing prompt. Then. .  . here’s where you come in . . . post your free write (simply register, or log-in, and post).  I look forward to reading your writing and everyone who is registered can comment on the writing.  Next, grab a cuppa. . . tea, or coffee or something cool and check back in awhile for comments on your writing. This is the place to jump in and test the waters.  Photo by the versatile Kent Sorensen. Today’s Prompt:  Jump in