From the category archives:

Motivation

What I Taught and Learned Last Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2010

My husband and I had the great opportunity last week to teach four days at a week-long adult education event called Campus Education Week, sponsored by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The university has been hosting this program for years, always the third week in August, and it draws folks from all over the […]

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How to Make Your Story “Work”

by Memoir Mentor on August 4, 2010

I’ve taught memoir writing for the last 14 years and have read hundreds of student stories. With all that experience, I’ve learned to distinguish when a story “works”… and when it doesn’t. I’ve also been schooled by my students’ opinions. You see, most of my students read their stories in class so they can be critiqued […]

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Writing Family Stories Changes Us

by Memoir Mentor on July 30, 2010

You may find the following inspiring video the kick in the pants you need to get you back to writing your memoir or family history this summer. There are so many ways to capture family stories. The subject of this video, a young woman named Lesley Graham, is an artist who wove her own artwork […]

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