Writing Your Memoir?

Writing my memoir is something I’ve toyed with for years, but memory is a tricky thing. As I get older it’s become more like the childhood game, “Catch me if you can.”

It’s important to understand we’re not expected to recall every tiny detail of every event in our lives.  As one author notes, we’re not journalists reporting facts (if such a being still exist).  It’s about telling a story – our story. We want to share our experiences, pain, the lessons we’ve learned, or perhaps, to free ourselves of the stones weighing down our souls.

Whatever the reason for trying to get your memoir on paper,  there are resources to help. Because when it is all said and done, you want the finished product to shine, to resonant and move those people meant to read it.

Take a moment and check out  WOW! Classes & Workshops.

 

 

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook Page at SheilaMcIntyreGood, PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

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Tips on Writing Flash Memoir

I love writing flash. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or a memoir piece about my former life as a nurse.

What I’ve found as I attempt to write the perfect piece is –  it ain’t easy! Getting to the story in a sharp, succinct manner while packing just the right punch is difficult for the most seasoned writer. I’m still reaching for that star.

Brevity covers this topic in one of the best posts I’ve read in a long time Here’s just a sample of the Don’t tips you’ll learn from,  All’s Well That Ends Well.  

Things to Avoid

  • Summarize
  • Explain
  • Justify
  • Excuse

To read more and see the examples, check out All’s Well That Ends Well at Brevity.

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.