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Writing about Early Romances and Adolescent Crushes

by Memoir Mentor on July 24, 2011

Summer may bring back memory of summer romances. There was that attractive person you met at summer camp, or at the beach during high school, or on vacation at your grandparents’ house. Maybe it developed into something–a few dates, letters back and forth for awhile, thoughts of that person when you lay in bed at [...]

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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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