Pictures of Childhood

Pictures of Childhood

In my elemental system of memoir, January is an Earth month, and Earth represents the childhood ground of our being. So here it is, January, and I’m thinking about my childhood. Over the holidays, my mom pulled out an oversize Brooks Brothers suit box brimming with artwork that my brother and I had created in […]

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Memoirists

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Memoirists

Every New Year is another opportunity for setting goals and resolutions for the year to come. Here are three resolutions that will be useful for anyone working on a memoir—or thinking about starting a memoir project.   Be bold. In your first draft, have the courage to write what wants to come through you, without […]