Making Meaning of Your Memories

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

5 Tips to Boost Your Memoir Writing Progress memoir mindset memoirs productivity Apr 04, 2024

Everyone who embarks on a journey to write their memoir inevitably hits a wall. You have a dream of telling a slice of your life story, but you meet resistance—a too-full calendar, kids who...

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Break Through Busyness and Write Your Memoir memoirs productivity writing tips Mar 21, 2024

Many people worry they don't have enough time to write a memoir. Life is busy and finding time to write can be challenging. However, writing a memoir doesn't have to be a full-time job. Even if you...

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Clockwork Creativity: What's Your Optimal Writing Time? memoirs productivity Mar 07, 2024

Several years ago, I trained for my first marathon. I wasn’t a runner when I signed up for my first race, so I spent months following a training plan to literally get me up to speed.

I hated...

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Map Your Memoir Writing Goals for 2024 memoir mindset productivity writing tips Dec 26, 2023

Embarking on the journey of writing your memoir is a courageous and deeply personal endeavor. As we step into the new year, it's the perfect time to reflect on your experiences and commit to...

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When Your Memoir Needs a Reboot getting started memoirs productivity Oct 28, 2023

Maya Angelou famously said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Your untold story, your untapped potential, is a fire smoldering within you. If you've let your...

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Time to Review Your Memoir Writing Progress memoir mindset productivity Mar 28, 2023

As the second quarter of 2023 begins, it's a great time to reflect on your writing goals for the year. Have you made progress towards achieving them? Have you encountered any obstacles or...

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Memoir? memoir mindset memoirs productivity Feb 27, 2023

You're ready to write your memoir. But how long will it take to finish your first draft? The answer to this question depends on a few factors. 

First, a couple of...

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5 Ways to Prepare for a 30-Day Memoir Writing Challenge productivity writing tips Oct 31, 2022

 

Fall is my favorite season for creativity. To capitalize on this seasonal surge in creativity, I’m hosting Write Your Own Life’s first NaMeWriMo 30-Day Memoir Writing Challenge....

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What's Your Favorite Season for Writing? productivity writing tips Oct 04, 2022

What’s your favorite season? For me, it’s fall. The sun breaks the horizon later in the morning. It casts long shadows in the afternoon. The breeze carries a new...

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How to Give Birth to a Memoir memoirs productivity writing tips Sep 14, 2022

This summer, my two daughters-in-law gave birth to beautiful baby girls. I experienced everything from the thrill of my sons and their new wives announcing that they were expecting, to...

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Are You Meeting Your Memoir Writing Goals for 2022? productivity Jul 08, 2022

June 30th marked the midyear mark for 2022, the end of the second quarter, and the perfect time to evaluate how you’re doing with your annual writing goals. At the beginning of the year, I...

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How to Restart Your Writing Routine memoirs productivity Mar 24, 2022

At the beginning of this year, I set a writing goal for myself: Finish writing the first draft of my memoir by the end of June. It’s a realistic goal if I maintain my writing...

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