How to deal with old journals – keep or toss?
I am in the process of moving as we are selling our house. The decluttering is in full gear and I had to ask the difficult question how to deal with old journals – keep or toss? 1. Keep or toss? – Pros and cons First, I went with the old and tested process of…
NaNoWriMo Camp the glamping way
I decided to do camp in July when I saw they were doing the memoir track. Because it is July, I want to relish the fact that it is summer and dive into the holiday feeling of not having any obligations. That is why I have decided to do NaNoWriMo Camp the glamping way. Glamping…
Getting ready for NaNoFinMo
The theme for Nanowrimo camp in April is perfect for me. I already planned to finish my memoir in April and now I get the help from the great writing initiative NaNoWriMo. + free printable
Write more in March Challenge
At the beginning of the year, I decided to assign four months to write my memoir. Now at the halfway mark, I want to ramp it up to create momentum for the second part of this writing phase. My goal is to write two pages every day. If you also want to write more in…
Write what you know but also write to learn what you don’t know yet.
Repetitive writing advice is to write what you know. When applied to writing a book it makes sense because you want the story to invoke confidence in the reader. A reader doesn’t want to read about details that give away how the author has stumbled her way forward. They want to be absorbed with what…
Connect with why you want to write a memoir
I have second-guessed myself on several occasions about my decision to write a memoir. Is it self-indulgent, is it worth the effort, does it get boring to sit with my story day in and day out? Can I at all do it? To have a strong why silences those doubts that show up. In this…