Welcome friends, to Memoir Monday!
Lately, I have been delving rather deeply into the craft of memoir. Really digging. I've kept black and white marbled notebooks forever... and now, as a blogger, I am excited to use this platform as many things and in many ways: A photojournal, a note keeping resource for our homeschooling journey, a journal. I've been pondering, wallowing, reading and of course, writing, in order to discern how my blogging can make my writing more authentic, more satisfying, more clear, more real. To this end, exploring details around the craft of memoir seems a natural extension of blogging, doesn't it?
How better to do this than in a community setting of the blogosphere, where we have the opportunity to share our stories, learn from each other, inspire each other? To grow as writers.
Memoir Monday is a chance to devote one day a week to deeply explore this unique and very personal craft. It could be a thought, a tip, a quote that we have found in our reading that we feel relates to memoir writing. It could also be looking within, crafting our own stories, exploring how life impacts or stories, how art influences our writing, how we impact each other...it's limitless.
Emily Dickinson wrote the following poem, which is, of course, so deep and so thought provoking and to me, it relates so very much to memoir writing....:
"Tell all the truth
But tell it slant
Success in circuit lies."
There is just so much depth and so many ways to interpret that and how it relates to our lives and to our writing, no?
So, please, please join in and share your tales, your thoughts, your tips, anything you'd like that you feel relates to memoir and to the telling of our stories.
If you'd like to dust off a piece from the archives,
here are previous Memoir Monday posts:
A Sunday Afternoon Somewhere in Kansas
Galileo in Walmart
A few pearls from Marion Roach Smith's awesome work, The Memoir Project
Triduum Blessings and Birthday Celebratons
Gratitude and Grace
Respect Life 2013: The Evening and the Video Presentation
The View from Our Cabin
And This is Lent
Angels All Around
Dorothy's Ruby Red Shoes
The Slam of the Screen Door
My son created the inlinkz wideget for me, which I'll embed at the end of all my Memoir Monday posts. Please add a link to a memoir - related post at YOUR blog. Let's revel in each other's tales, experiences, life stories.