I remember standing in the dark room (that’s how I remember it that Christmas eve) pulling my pants off so I could slide into that mortifying gown that reveals more than it conceals. I remember standing there thinking, “This is not going to be fun
by Carol Brennan King June 19, 2020 I have been taking a Meditation and Writing Class this week and today the prompt was this: The ---------that came to me: The teacher said just fill it in anyway that makes sense for you. Perhaps words like person, idea, blessing....and honestly, I don't know what came after…Read more The Blessing That Came To Me
...students did remarkable work. I wish you could have been there via Zoom to hear what they produced in the few minutes allotted to group work.
What makes this book especially good is that Chin doesn’t try to preach at you, or say how nothing discouraged him because after all, he had God.
The other day I remembered reading somewhere that you could grow onions from an almost used up onion, and I had one. So, I took the writer at her word and yesterday potted it. Today I am a proud onion plant mom.
The question is how have you shown or handled your emotion. Write it down as though you are describing someone else feeling what you just felt or did in the last few days.
Tips for Writing Your Memoir Carol Brennan King 2020 Write memoir, not autobiography where you feel you have to cover everything. Think a slice of your life. Discover what you want to write about my doing the following exercises:Diagram your life – making lists maybe from a couple perspectives. For instance, your line might have…Read more Memoir and Historical Fiction Class Class 2 3/11/2020
Class Notes: Day 1 Introduction and defining our genres. In this class we talked about two related genres: Memoir and Historical Fiction. I am defining Memoir as a slice of your life, focusing on a single period of your life or a theme that threaded through your life over perhaps a longer time. Let’s consider…Read more Memoir and Historical Fiction Notes from 3/4/2020 Carol Brennan King
Can your reader see what you see, at least the most important elements in the scene? Again, show it, don’t tell it but weave it into the narrative.
A memoir is more than an autobiography or record of what you did or what happened to you over the course of your life. An autobiography is a broad look at your life. Think of a theme as “What this book is about,” or “What holds these stories together.
If you take note of when and how these different techniques are used, you can apply them to your writing.
This Thanksgiving I knew I was having some gluten free guests and I wanted everyone to eat the same dessert. So I did some searching and trial bakes and came up with these recipes.
Some of you asked for recipes for the cookies at our last class, so here goes. I will post the recipe in my file, and notes about what you can do to alter it to your taste. These are always on our Christmas trays. Hope you enjoy.
A great ending is all in the build-up.
The arc is the emotional or psychological growth, transformation and development of your character
Even if you are writing a memoir or biography, it is important that your work has a plot or spine that holds all the bones together.
What should a third chapter do?