So You Want To Write A Memoir?
Do you remember rag curls? If you do, you’re probably giving away your age. Never mind my age. You can sort of guess by the picture and the time frame. Tell me about yours, won’t you?
You’ve come to the right place. Each week I give you tips and resources to explore so you can do just that! Sip and savor the clues along the way in this virtual Wine Country blog.
Check out previous posts on how to begin your memoir or family history, and let me know how you are coming along, and also please leave suggestions about how I can help you with your project. I’m on my third memoir now, and I always believe that one can not only learn by doing, but also from one’s own mistakes and the suggestions of others, so let’s collaborate!
And Speaking of Collaborating…
Once you take the plunge and have a few chapters to your name, why not get wet all the way and join a critique group? There’s nothing like one to keep you writing.
- by word-of-mouth
- locally (sometimes in newspaper ads)
- through your writers’ group (you DO belong to a writers’ group, don’t you?)
Good Excuse Department:
By the way, sorry about being tardy with this one blog post, but I was very involved with packing to evacuate. We were on standby to do just that! You see, we were in an area between two major Northern California fires last week: the Tubbs fire (Santa Rosa) and the Pocket fire (Geyserville). That kept us pretty busy, checking Cal Fire and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department to see if we were next to have to leave.
Can you say nerve-racking? It was, for sure, but we were some of the lucky ones and did not lose our house. So now it falls to us to find things to give to those who lost everything, and that will be our focus for the next several weeks.
It was terrifying that’s for sure, and we’ve never been quite so close to having to leave our home. It will take a long time for Sonoma County to heal from the terrific nightmare of the wildfires, but it will. Please pray for those who were not so fortunate as we were.
Talk next week. I look forward to it!