A memoir writing schedule frees the imagination. When you know that you will write your lifestories at a certain time, then you will not feel anguished if you are not writing all the time. Because the unconscious seems to thrive on ritual—and memory depends heavily on the cooperation of the unconscious as well as the […]
“What gets dated gets done” is an maxim that has proven true again and again. It will prove true of your memoir when you create a writing schedule.
Below, you will learn techniques to create an effective and sustainable writing schedule—both daily and long-term—that gets your memoir completed and in the hands of its readers.
Don’t underestimate the value of “inch by inch, it’s a cinch” over time. Next year at this time, your memoir could be done.
It is later than you think. In the years I have been helping people write memoirs, I have seen people die and people grow too old. The energy not only to write deeply but to write a memoir at all has been lost to them; their stories have been lost. We go through our days […]