Tag Archives: autobiography

Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #4

There is within your life a central theme – life change. Make a list of the crucial events in your life. Start with your birth (did something extraordinary happen when you were born?) and then move on through your childhood, … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #3

As with Favorites, Firsts lead you into deeper territory. The first anything is usually a memorable experience and quite often marks a change in our lives. Try to write at least a paragraph for each suggested topic. Remember, these paragraphs … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #2

January 8, 2016 Favorites Writing about a favorite thing, person, or place gives you short vignettes that you can add to your larger memoir. Perhaps the paragraph about your favorite house will fit in with your overall theme of moving … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing Challenge 2016

I so love a challenge! In this coming new year, I have decided to stop telling others to write their memoirs and start writing my own. The great thing about a public challenge is that others do it with you … Continue reading

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Make Money Teaching Writing Workshops

Welcome! I hope that you will find teaching and lecturing on lifewriting (memoir writing) as rewarding as I have! I think you will. It is so rewarding to be your own boss – whether you offer workshops to supplement your … Continue reading

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digital chapbook contest

Lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts are all encouraged. Read more at http://www.essaypress.org/submit/#MXiDbQImAyJWQfw3.99

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Memoir Workshop Series

Coming this Fall! A new series of memoir writing books that include one-on-one help via a workshop site. Add yourself to the group here Lifetales Memoir Series Getting Started: Nuts & Bolts of Memoir Writing From Interview to Memoir Legacy: … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story? Submission Call!

Get ready for this year’s What’s Your Story Memoir Anthology! Deadline August 16, 2014. Time is flying by! I can’t believe June is almost here. In a few weeks, Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People will be launched. … Continue reading

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Start Your Memoir with 120 Writing Prompts

Here is a Free PDF you can print out with 120 Memoir Prompts. I print these on cardstock, cut them into squares, and put them in a box. When I am stuck for a topic to write about, I pull a … Continue reading

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What in your life could be a reality show?

I’ve noticed a trend of late in the publishing world – chronicling life around us. Of course, I’ve always called this a form of life writing, not exactly memoir but more a biography of sorts, a collection of biographies. People … Continue reading

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