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Writing A Memoir Is a Statement of a Personal Myth

When you are writing a memoir, you are engaging in a psychic process of re-creating and articulating a statement of a personal myth. Here we will explore how myths can be a wonderful experience in teaching us this process. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]

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2 Responses to Writing A Memoir Is a Statement of a Personal Myth

  1. Terry Lee September 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM #

    Denis,

    I apprecieate your encouragement. I have typed about 30 pages so far and I am as far as College. The writing is not easy. The stories come easily and when I re-read I find something to add or change. I know that there is a theme emerging but I can’t put my finger on it yet. I find your comments about english teachers interesting. I have enlisted my 33 yoa daughter as editor. She is a sixth grade english teacher. Of our three daughters I always felt she understood me best. We will see how that goes.

    It is a very interesting learning experience. I have not had much success contacting some of my old friends to discuss growing up together. I know they could clarify and add value. Any ideas you have would be appreciated.

    Thanks again, Terry Lee [email protected]

  2. turningmemories March 18, 2011 at 2:34 PM #

    Terry,
    You wrote: “I have not had much success contacting some of my old friends to discuss growing up together.”
    Have you tried to send them something you wrote about when you were friends in active contact? Sometimes that can be an inducement for people to respond. It can “snoocker” them—especially if they think you have written something that does not agree with what they remember.

    Denis

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