From the category archives:

Motivation

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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No Ordinary Family History

by Memoir Mentor on July 9, 2010

I’m always looking for examples of creative ways people write family histories that breathe life into ancestors long gone. I have posted a list of books I particularly admire in the Toolbox section of my website, www.MemoirMentor.com. I recently finished another family history I’d like to recommend to you, one that will surely go on the top of my list. […]

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