Just a short little post tonight, but had a couple of things about memoirs I thought were worth sharing. The first is a cartoon I thought was a very apt description at how readers, including myself, pick out memoirs to read : Roz Chast’s Memoir Spectrum. There are some memoirs, though they may be well written and interesting to some, which I will never read unless nothing else was available(like on an island with one book). I have to flip through a book a little and be able to connect to it on some level.
The second thing I discovered tonight was Scoop.it from a posting on facebook. I haven’t had much of a chance to play with it, but the little I did, it looks like another social media thing much like Pinterest. I was really excited, because the links posted on facebook to Scoop.it were on Memoir Writing. There was oodles of information on memoir. I had to contain myself as I can get a little click happy. I’m usually pretty good, but it can be a struggle to make sure I do not overdo my time with social media.
Well, I have to work tomorrow at my paying job, so I’d best be cutting it short and get off the computer. I’m going to go write a little. I’ve been in a poetry mood lately, but am beginning to write another memoir as well. Memoir is truly one of my favorite forms of writing. I think everyone should write their stories, even if it is for yourself or to pass on to a family member one day.
- Memoir Labyrinth – Write Through Series – Number 1 (wordscomeezine.wordpress.com)
- Memoir Writing (or Artistically Telling Your Story) (shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com)