Memoir Is… #MemoirBytes

Memoir is one of my favorite things to write, it pushes the envelope, it cuts to the edge, it has a way of opening things up to the light of day so they can dissolve into the ether. I’ve decided to begin a challenge, a word challenge, a memoir challenge #MemoirBytes.  . It’s simple really, … Read more

Ties that Bind – BiteSizeMemoir

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience. I am jumping for joy that Lisa Reiter is back from summer vacation and posting #BiteSizeMemoir prompts once … Read more

Sitting with Courage – BiteSizeMemoir

“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action… matter what.  So you’re afraid?  Be afraid.  Be scared silly to the point you’re trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!” ― Richelle E. Goodrich I am … Read more

Books on the Beach – BiteSizeMemoir

“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin #BiteSizeMemoir prompt from Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story asked that we “Write about our Holiday … Read more

Blow Your Own Horn – BiteSizeMemoir

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ― C.G. Jung #BiteSizeMemoir prompt from Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story asked that we “blow our own trumpet” and that can be a difficult thing, at least it is for me. Isn’t it interesting regarding the quote above by C.G. Jung that for people like me, … Read more

Hair Flowing Freedom – BiteSizeMemoir

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein #BiteSizeMemoir prompt from Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story asked that we write about cycling this week. This brings up a lot of memories for me. Here … Read more

Falling into the Imagination – BiteSizeMemoir

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein ~ I remember a box at grandmothers filled with dresses, white, cream, blue and green. I remember being able to escape as I fell into a world of … Read more

A Daughter’s Pain – BiteSizeMemoir

#BiteSizeMemoir by Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story prompt this week is childhood illness.  Childhood illness for a parent is always scary. We always want what is best for our children and want to keep them safe no matter what. It is never harder for a parent than to feel helpless while their child is … Read more

Trouble with a Capital T – BiteSizeMemoir

Poetry and memoir are my top writing passions and BiteSizeMemoir actually has the potential to fulfill both. I can choose which form (as long as prose or poetry stays within 100 words) I would like to write with each prompt Lisa shares on her blog every week. You can find out more about BiteSizeMemoir on her … Read more

On Finding One’s Truth in Memoir

I am reading Unreliable Truth: On Memoir And Memory by Maureen Murdock. She begins by sharing with you some of her story of her mother suffering with Alzheimers along with her thoughts and feelings about memoir and other memoirists. I was enjoying her writing and then I came to: The job of writing memoir is … Read more

The Memoir Project – a Review and a Life

Writing a memoir is something I have wanted to accomplish for awhile now and this month I am tackling it one way or another. I do have a lovely companion for this trip, The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith. This is not your usual writing book filled with writing exercises. Straight and to the … Read more

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