Monthly Archives: August 2010

Memoir Writing – One Story at a Time Adds Up

Envisioning your autobiography as a series of stories makes the sizable task of writing the stories of a lifetime tolerable and ultimately enjoyable. Memoir writing does not have to be an intimidating task. Lifestories, written singly just as they are told, one by one, add up to a memoir. Continue reading

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Don’t Describe Your Characters–Show Them!

The old adage “Show your story rather than tell it!” is as true as ever. It is one technique that will always improve your writing. I admit that there is some great writing that makes a precedent for “tell,” but … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing–Develop Your Characters Through Setting

Every story needs a believable setting. Setting will both put your characters in their context and make them seem real. The setting is both where and when your story occurs. The where is the place in which the story occurs. … Continue reading

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