Tag Archives: memoir

Writing for the Right Reasons

This morning while searching for a possible post, I came across a comment I’d written to a dear writing friend, Christine Grote, in response to her post, One thing’s clear — re-evaluating blogging. We both self-published around the same time and often shared … Continue reading

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The Muse of Memoir: Share your Story

Have you ever felt transported into a former situation that provoked painful memories? Yesterday I had coffee with my mother and her best friend, Lonnie—both creative women who bless others with their unending artistry, overflowing encouragement, and refreshing zest for … Continue reading

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#59 Weaving Life Stories

I say I trust God, but then I’m all over my unanswered questions like a kitten on a ball of string. Playful, yes, but often obsessive just the same. I want direction presented straight up, but my Creator seems more … Continue reading

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In Search of my “Desire Line”

Recently, I read an insightful article titled, “The Key Elements of Writing a Good Memoir” by author Adair Lara http://writersdigest.com/article/elements-of-an-effective-arc/. The author’s approach to creating a narrative arc simmers in my mind as I seek to craft my memoir:  “The first … Continue reading

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Memoir Check

“God, keep me in reality!” My former Twelve-step sponsor used to pray these words every day. She knew her mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being depended upon staying “denial-free.” Also married to a recovering sex addict at the time, I … Continue reading

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The Dance of Delight

The genre of memoir captivates me and the desire to push forward in exploring this style steadily grows. Yet, I have so much to learn about writing that at times my mind enters a temporary paralysis of thought: fiction techniques to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach

Have you ever written something you thought was profound but later realized it screamed amateur? I have, thirty years worth to be exact. My current reading includes Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach with Kristen Keckler, PhD. The magnificence of this … Continue reading

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