NO MORE WRITING EXERCISES. I mean it. If you are going to learn to write memoir, you need to learn to write with intent. That’s my phrase — writing with intent — and I’m sticking to it, since I know how well it has worked for others. Ready to come along?
Ask yourself this: Have any of those writing prompts, books of exercises, or morning pages ever gotten you published? Has writing from the right side of your brain, or getting in touch with your angel’s feather, or scribbling pages put you where you want to be as a writer? I doubt it. I suspect that those manners of nonsense have instead stolen what little time you had for writing. How do I know? Because the memoir class I’ve taught for more than a decade is filled with people recovering from those very exercises, people whose sole relationship to writing was practicing, not writing for real. I’ve just completed a Master Classes of 12 people who made the commitment to finish their books by the end of June 2011. They are writing for real. Want to join the wave of success?
I’d be delighted to help you. If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll get all the upcoming memoir writing nudges delivered to you regularly. Or, of course, you can read my new book. Either way, let’s get you writing, instead of practicing, ok?