Improvisational Memoir: A Six-Week Generative Writing Class

By nature, we memoirists are deep thinkers. Not content to merely understand what happened, we also want to know why it happened, what it meant and how it changed us. All that thinking is necessary because it helps create riveting memoirs. But all that thinking can also prevent us from ever writing in the first place. Why? Because thinking can easily lead to over-thinking, over-planning, over-analyzing, second-guessing, perfectionism, procrastination, frustration, and giving up all together. Sound familiar? If you're tired of overthinking your story and are looking for a new (and fun) way to approach your writing, join me for Improvisational Memoir, a six-week generative writing class...

By |2023-09-12T15:32:01-06:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective #5; Effective Endings

Soon, we'll arrive at the ending to 2021. In honor of this, we'll spend this meeting of The Memoir Collective talking about endings, in particular, how to write successful sentence, paragraph, chapter and story endings. We'll also talk about that ever-vexing problem: how to identify the ending of your memoir.

By |2021-11-29T12:15:39-07:00November 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Our Keyboards Teach Us

The last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my piano, and two nights ago, after a particularly frustrating night of practice, I realized why.

Whenever I’d sit down to play—or, more accurately, clonk my way through the beginner’s book—I’d find myself confronting patterns of behavior that have plagued me my entire life.

I […]

By |2019-05-22T17:22:25-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , , , |3 Comments


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