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April Writing Workshop

My next in-home memoir writing workshop is slotted for April 23rd from 10am-2pm.  In these workshops, I help participants transition from considering writing, to actually writing!  We do writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing, discuss our strengths, and share our stories.

I like to emphasize the idea that, when writing a memoir, you don’t have to start at the beginning.  This is such an important point that many who are interested in writing never consider; instead they assume that because a book starts at the beginning of a tale, so should their writing.

However, it is not important that you start with your birth and continue in chronological order.  What is important is that you create a written version of your experiences, joys, wishes, disappointments, loves, and whatever else is important to you!  Many of the workshop attendees are at first surprised that writing about their dinner last week could ever be the beginning of a memoir, but I remind them that a memoir is a collection of the experiences that they remember, and not a biography of every step they have taken.

Email me at lovedonna@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in attending the April workshop.  Happy writing!

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