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 tiny child’s heart beats For the first time In the chill air of dusk, Beating away the seconds, Redemption Flowing through His veins.
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.