Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Memoir Journal Workshop, Day 3

I am overwhelmed by the response to this workshop. I am also extremely happy because this is kind of a dream-come-true as I have a way to help others to work on getting their memories down on paper.

Thank you, Everybody, for all the comments.

The main thing I'm noticing is a worry about time. You do have the time, no matter what. Believe me. Writing for 10 minutes a day is okay and you'll be amazed at how the pages mount up. Of course more writing is better but no writing, well, no writing is nothing. Do what you can! It becomes easier and easier to find moments to pick up a pen.

I'm going to try to post these prompts on Mondays and Thursdays for those of you who have been asking for links and feeds and other things I don't know how to do. A bonus prompt is always posted on Tuesdays with with my "Remember When" series.

Need more prompts? There are a lot of memoir writing web sites and many of them have lists of prompts. There's really no end to what you can write about.

So. Writers, journalers, rememberers; Get to writing!

Here's round two of prompts:

A visit to the hospital

Something embarrassing

Classes you've taken - dance, instrument, yoga, exercise, rowing, archery

Describe in detail watching a parent or older sibling doing something around the house that you - at that time - were not allowed to do.

Libraries - town, school, speciality

Visiting an antique store or museum and finding something you remember from your childhood.

Describe making some kind of art or craft in elementary school