Benefits of Memoir

October 31, 2013 Deborah Wilbrink

Have you ever wondered, “Why bother? Who’s going to read it? Maybe my story just isn’t that interesting?” Sounds like writer’s block! You need some motivation, and some information. I’m happy that Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee is addressing the advantages of memoir in this month’s issue. Just click the link. The story is on page 19. You’ll be happy to know there are many advantages! And I’m happy to introduce you to a reliable and well-done magazine for seniors. Hurrah!

Benefits of Memoir in November 2013



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“The Best Book is Your Own Story.”
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Comments (2)

  1. Kenna Eaton

    Great article! Your quotes from various individuals make me curious about their complete memoirs. I want to sit by a fireplace like a child looking up at them casually recalling life’s tidbits and lessons from a rocking chair. I imagine some of your clients are remembering stories and details long forgotten once they get the process started. Have you thought about organizing some of your clients to tell stories in person at the library or in schools?

    • Thanks, Kenna. Yes, these people tell a good story,and their books are available. You have some great stories too! I brought a storyteller, Patsy Lawson, into my high school creative writing class once to tell “Lessons in Love,”about her teen years in Hancock County. It was a big hit with the teens.You have hit on an idea that would take some organization – but would be cross curricular with contemporary American History… I’ll ponder this and hey, if anyone wants to act on it, contact me!

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