Making Meaning of Your Memories

Practical tips and insights to uncover and write about the memories that have shaped your life.

Where You Began: Untangling Your Mother’s Impact on Your Story memoirs memories May 09, 2024

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” Amy Tan wrote these lines in her novel, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and they’ve haunted me since the first time I...

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Unlocking the Past: Using Writing Prompts to Activate Your Memories memoirs memories writing tips Apr 18, 2024

My brother and his wife bought the childhood home where my five siblings and I grew up. Whenever I visit, I feel a flood of memories. I can visualize life in our modest-sized house with eight...

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Unlocking the Past: How Writing Prompts Can Deepen Your Memoir getting started memoirs memories writing tips Feb 01, 2024

Writing a memoir is hard work, especially if you're struggling to remember some of the most pivotal moments in your life. If you’re having a hard time accessing key memories and sensory...

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Unwrapping Christmas Memories memoirs memories Dec 21, 2023

When I was in college, my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Glen invited me for a fireside dinner in their living room every year at Christmastime. We’d eat by candlelight and listen to a recording of...

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