So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much!

p.s. my mom now refers to me as the family "chronicler" - getting down all the family stories. How I love that title!! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Getting the Story" by Jan DeBlieu sounds like me

I follow a blog, Searching for Seva, Finding Wholeness Again by Helping Others. The author is Jan DeBlieu.  This is the link to her blog.

Jan DeBlieu

Jan has a journalism background, and like me, she likes to hear the stories of others. My readers know I love to interview interesting people and post their words on my blog. My memoir classes are such fun for me to teach because I hear the unique stories of my students. When we write about ourselves and read our stories aloud in class, we get feedback and get an opportunity to explain more about us. Most of us just want to be heard.

Read Jan's latest newsletter article, Getting the Story, and you might see how much she and I have in common. You might also relate to her story..


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