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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Starting is the hardest thing...


....so, you've thought about this voyage for a while, collected maps and instructions, read all the manuals in the local library, even, secretly made an outline.
I'm talking about writing your memoir.
The story of your life.
The path that got you to this point and no further.
Go on...pull out a piece of paper, pick up a pen, and get started.
What?
You are still hesitating?
Join me at my other blog to take that step. Visit now, and write that first chapter:
 http://schoolnotes-rosaria.blogspot.com

21 comments:

Marilynne said...

I have written a draft of the whole book, but there is so much more I want to say. Good luck. Just pitch in there and get started. With computers you can do whatever you want with the text.

RNSANE said...

I managed to get the poetry book done, Rosaria, but memoirs are on the back burner. I still have to get moved and that is not happening for at least a couple of months. I've going to physical therapy to try to get some range of motion in these darn arthritic shoulders so I can get the boxes packed!

ellen abbott said...

I think my blog is my memoir.

the walking man said...

No I think that is one tale that has no need to be told.

Brian Miller said...

i need a bit more discipline...

Nance said...

I'm waiting for my parents' generation to die off! And I don't want to be the one to kill them.

Arkansas Patti said...

Like ellen, I hope my blog is my memoir.

Grandmother said...

I've been wanting to do this for awhile to supplement my blog. I checked out your other blog. Seems like an easy start. I hope it continues that way. Thanks for the push.

Creative said...

I'm written some of my memories in my book called "Travellers' Tales" which can be found on my website www.marianbythell.com I've also written a book about my mum which details my childhood but can only be read at a Lancashire library in England. Yes, important to get your thoughts down on paper and to get it printed. As far as a book about my life goes, it is still ongoing so more outpourings in various forms - such as this blog!

Eva Gallant said...

I am trying to work on 3 books; One is made up of my restaurant reviews, and I'm calling it "Munching My Way Around Maine."
One is a book of poems called "Delightful Ditties." The Third is a compilation of my word verification definitions called "The Blogger's Fictionary."
I just need to figure out how to publish on Kindle. I'm working on it.
That 's as much as I can handle right now.

Creative said...

You are all writers from the sounds of things. If you like, join "Writers" which is a club I set up for published and unpublished writers and we are there to help and advise each other including latest technology. You will find "Writers" under Friends Reunited Group. Marian.

Reasons said...

Often, when I visit your blog, there is a little link between what you are writing and what I am thinking or have just written about. I, totally agree, just pick up a pen and write.

Cloudia said...

Good for you!



I turned mine into a little novel. it is at Amazon and in my State library system too!


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yaya said...

I found a book that I gave to my Mom that asked questions and she wrote the answers about her life. When she finished it after a few years, she gave it back to me. I now have wonderful stories about her life written in her hand. I treasure it. I often think I should use those questions as starting points to chronicle my life journey. My blog has helped me journal and I make it into a book at the end of each year. It's been fun to do. I guess I should get my act together and do the memoir thing also..thanks for the push!

Maggie May said...

Yes...... I've got drafts... but I find the next stage the worst. I procrastinate.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

karen said...

Great! I can't wait to go back sometime to the other blog and read back through it...

Enjoyed the post on fava beans, and all the gardening updates!

becky said...

I don't find the subject of me very interesting...

Sightings said...

I've started to incorporate some memoir-type stories of growing up in the 1950s and '60s on my blog, under the very original and convenient label called "Memoir."

One good thing about putting memoirs on your blog is that you get feedback -- in the form of comments, and a report on how many visits you get for a posting.

potsoc said...

I have the title and a words file opened. The first sentence is in my mind. Now I must get down to business.

rosaria said...

Of course, if you blog, your blog is a good journal to pass on. I'm specifically thinking of your growing up years, the stories you have of your parents and their parents, the place you grew up in, the customs around you. If you lived through some big historical events, you may want to brush up on these and include them in your entries. In my memoir, I talked about meeting people and living through some important times. My children may already know these things. But, now that these events are written down, they become part of a bigger history. They become historical documents, first person narratives that are up-close and intimate as one can get.

Go on. Get started.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Anonymous said...Will definitely watch for your tips! For years I have written little "chapters" based on a subject that pops into my mind, i.e. "Gary & I," & "My First Library Book." I am going to use your photographs tip