Tag Archives: Story

A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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Extremes

Thirty words seem easy compared to thirty thousand or more needed for a memoir With only thirty you can just delete all the ones you really don’t want to share

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My Memoir Monster

If my memoir is a monster Taking on a life of its own Does that make me Dr. Frankenstein Madly nurturing what I’ve grown Or am I more like Dr. Jekyll Consumed by my Mr. Hyde A raging egomaniac Fueled … Continue reading

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Endless Roller Coaster

It occurred to me the other day that I’m on a roller coaster ride The Cyclone on Coney Island perhaps or Goliath at Six Flags I chug up the hill on encouragements Your story needs to be told You are … Continue reading

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My Story – a Haiku

This morning at the Oregon Christian Writers conference, Sarah Thebarge (author of The Invisible Girls) challenged her memoir writing class to tell our stories as a poem. As a greater challenge she suggested a Haiku. Here’s what I wrote. Innocence … Continue reading

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Cry, Pray, Write

So you want to know how to write a memoir. Well here’s what I know. Step one: Ask yourself if you’re nuts.  If yes, proceed to step two. Step two: Attend a writing conference for inspiration. Step three: Go home … Continue reading

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Poetry and Fearlessness

Last weekend I went to the Faith and Culture Writers Conference in Newberg, Oregon. I was really looking forward to it for weeks before the event. And for the most part it was not disappointing. I was inspired by several … Continue reading

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