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November 11 Activity: How to Write About a Conflict in Your Memoir

November 11: How to write about a conflict in your life; it belongs in your memoir.

Yesterday, I wrote about how a memoir needs to have a plot. There needs to be action in your story. There needs to be something happening. One way to explore plot that is to explore action. A conflict is by definition a conflict. Write about a time when there was a conflict in your life. Most conflicts involve a lot of action.

Action steps

Today we write about a conflict in 3 to 5 pages about a time when you had difficulty with another person.

Remember to use sense details as you write and to include dialogue.

This writing about a conflict can remain a first draft. Place it in your Memory Binder. You can polish later.

 

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