From the category archives:

Writiing FAMILY HISTORY

It’s summer time—a time for family vacations. Most of us have memories of relaxing and entertaining excursions with our families when we were growing up. When families get together for holidays and reunions, it seems like someone always brings up a vacation story. Your sister might say, “Remember the time Mom dropped the camera in the […]

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Writing about Your Religious Upbringing: Part 2

by Memoir Mentor on June 29, 2011

I recently wrote a post about the importance of writing about the religious culture in your home if it was integral to your upbringing. I included a wonderful story from Jeanne Fobes  as an example of one approach to the topic. You can find it here. I’ve posted below a story written by my student […]

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Writing Your Version of the Truth

by Memoir Mentor on June 20, 2011

When I grew up, family vacations meant going on what we called a “fishing trip.” They were inexpensive—my parents had little money—and Mom and Dad loved to fish. I didn’t. When I think of those vacations, I remember interminably boring days sitting on the hard, dirt bank of some drab lake, swatting gnats and flies, […]

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