Have you been mulling over ideas about writing life stories—stories about your life or your family, but just can’t seem to get going? Or, have you started writing, but find yourself stuck by a seemingly intractable obstacle? Need to know what to do next? Send me your questions. Perhaps … [Read more...] about QUESTIONS ABOUT WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE OR YOUR FAMILY?
Typically I’m thoroughly impatient with my writing students and clients who say they have no time to write. Their most common excuse for not writing is lack of time, but I’m unsympathetic. At least, until recently. For the past two weeks, my time—and my mind—have been so busy and fractured … [Read more...] about Time to Write?
First I apologize for the broken link to this site. The renovating a web site unfortunately creates undesirable vulnerabilities. I'm so sorry you were subjected to the 404 or 403 errors, whatever they mean. We think finally we've wrestled the problem to the ground! If you remember my previous … [Read more...] about Repaired Link: Welcome to My New Memoir/Family History Website!
Many of us want to document the stories of our families. This is more than just a genealogy (which is a challenging undertaking in itself, but deals more with family trees than stories). Family history is more likely to be a narrative, that is, stories and memories about members of your family or … [Read more...] about Ideas for Writing Family History
In my last post, I said I'd provide tips for writing about your family next, but I realized I had a few more memoir writing tips to share with you. I'll post about writing about your family next. Promise. ________________ Last week I posted a few things for aspiring memoir writers (or even more … [Read more...] about 5 More Pitfalls Awaiting Aspiring Memoir Writers
Can’t think of reasons why you should you invest the time or effort to write about your life or your family? Here are just a few reasons to write down stories about your life or your family. To create a record To preserve memories To protect personal and family history from being lost To … [Read more...] about Compelling Reasons to Write About Your Life or Your Family
For years, I have admired the work of Linda Joy Myers, prominent author, memoir writing instructor, and founder and president of the National Association of Memoir Writers. She now appears here to share her wisdom and experience with all of you who write and read memoir and family history. - … [Read more...] about Memoirist Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. Wears Many Hats: Part 1
In Part 2 of this post by Linda Joy Myers, prominent author, memoir writing instructor, and founder and president of the National Association of Memoir Writers, she continues to describe her wide ranging work in the field of memoir, both for herself and other memoir writers. - Lynette The … [Read more...] about Memoirist Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. Wears Many Hats: Part 2
New posts have been few and far between around here lately, but there are some good reasons for that. First, I’ve been working with a talented copywriter to expand this website to function as more than a blog. With my webmaster, we’re revamping the entire site and making changes based on what … [Read more...] about Hello Again, Memoir and Family History Writers