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Stay in the Memoir Conversation: Be Part of a Writing Community

What does writing a memoir have to do with a writing community?

Show me your friends and I will show you your future.

There’s a bit of folk wisdom—or there should be if there isn’t—that goes somewhat like the above.

Isn’t our belief in the truth of “show me your friends and I will show you your future” why we are reassured when we see our children hanging out with “nice” kids, children who are respectful and serious about school, who benefit from healthy pastimes—drama club, sports, an interesting job—and who find ways to enjoy themselves that is not injurious  to themselves or to others? Why? Of course, when we see our children with such friends, we know they are learning, or having reinforced, habits that will serve them well as adults.

How does this apply to writing a memoir? Well …

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2 Responses to Stay in the Memoir Conversation: Be Part of a Writing Community

  1. Kathleen Kline
    Kathleen Kline January 20, 2020 at 12:27 PM #

    Hello Denis ~~ While it has been a while since we have chatted progress has been made on my memoir. I have written up through Chapter 7! The chapters have been reviewed and I know there is some editing to be done, but I am satisfied enough to go on and begin chapter 8!

    Writing On,

    Kathleen Kline

    This month will see my first collection of Short Stories going to print and up for sale, hence the break before Chapter 8.

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    Denis Ledoux January 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM #

    Congratulations on your perseverance. I love to see writers with “nose to the grindstone!” Send us something for the writer’s blog when you can.

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