Harmony – A Writing Prompt

November 15, 2010 by  
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There are times when writing is like singing a favorite song — the pen can barely keep up with the hand as the words fly onto the paper. But at other times, writing is more akin to singing a dirge — thoughts come so slowly, none of the words make sense, and the writing rhythm […]

Travel on My Mind – and in My Memoirs

October 22, 2010 by  
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Travel is on my mind. Recently I’ve been consulting maps, researching places to visit, adding up miles for potential drives, and making camping reservations in parks throughout the American West. And in the last two weeks I traveled over 5,000 miles and visited a half dozen National Parks. So it is no wonder that when […]

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 […]

Why Write Memoir? – There is Purpose in Your Words

May 17, 2010 by  
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Typically the Memoir Space doesn’t follow the monthly themes on the Calm Space – the themes don’t apply as readily to writing memoir as they do to the other Spaces. But when I read that this month’s theme was “purpose”, it seemed to be a good fit. I’ve been asked questions about writing memoirs from […]