#SOL20 Day 5 “Three”

SOL20This March I will be participating in the montOld Friend from Far Awayh-long Slice of Life Challenge. Each day I will be posting a ‘slice’ from my life. This year I am using Natalie Goldberg’s book Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir to provide my sparks for memoir writing. Each post will be a quick write using one of Natalie’s exercises.

Name 3 times when it came to you clearly that you wanted to write memoir. 10 Minutes.  I noticed a pattern of emotional events when I took the time to think about it. img_7763

5 thoughts on “#SOL20 Day 5 “Three”

  1. I was reading a short story with my students yesterday, and we were talking about a metaphor that led to the understanding that even though there are bad times in your life, it’s these that make you who you are. I’ve been thinking a lot about writing a memoir about a flood when I was a teenager. It’s coming in bits and pieces, and I’m accepting them when they come.

  2. I have not thought about it this way, but your examples have me thinking about my “three”. I am going to try this over the weekend. Great writing nudge!

  3. I love reading memoirs. They’re one of my preferred genres to read, but not to write in.

    Sounds like you have some important life moments that you can explore with memoir.

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