Memoir and Photography: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

September 15, 2010 by  
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Mention “writing your memoir” and most people think about recording memories, recalling events and names in the past, even researching distant history.  But sometimes capturing the present is just as important as remembering the past. When you document the present, you can both compare the present to past years and tuck today’s stories away to […]

Writing Memoir – Using A Favorite Search Engine as Your Personal Muse

March 8, 2010 by  
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The memoir project for our second month uses an easy research tool to prompt your memoir writing. (If you missed the introduction on memoir writing, and the first memoir project using list writing, check out February’s Memoir Space.) Using the internet for research provides a great avenue for retrieving memories. Here is a simple technique […]

Collecting the Memories of a Life: An Introduction to Writing Your Memoirs

February 22, 2010 by  
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Have you ever thought about writing your memoir? “Nope, it’s way too hard,” you think. That is exactly what I thought, too, until my 85 year old mother unintentionally gave me the nudge I needed. My mother has always been quite secretive about her life, never one to share stories. On a visit several months […]