Posts tagged memoir
Why writing your memoir is a lovefest

Here’s a description of the people I love working with the most—and the reasons people say they love working with me too! People who enjoy working together build a sacred trust relationship, one that leads to helping you preserve your story in a way that honors you and lifts up the spirit of others as they read your words.

I love working with people who… 

  • Cherish family stories, connecting the dots across the generations—traits such as dedication, compassion, service to others, love of cooking, knitting, cars, animals, clothes, the woods, or the ocean. Connection to our ancestors brings a new and unique story in your life today.

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Write a memoir from your journals

I may be a memoir writer, but I’m a terrible journaler. I love pretty ones, leather ones wrapped with string, and journals made from uncut paper.

When I get a new one, I write as if my life depended on it. But all too soon, it’s too hot to write or the dog needs to snuggle. Rarely do I fill all the pages. Even so, I eventually get down on paper—or into my laptop—what I need to from my heart, soul, and brain.

There are prayer journals, travel journals, daily task journals, emotional venting journals, and gratitude journals. These are all commendable, but what do you do with them as they stack up in boxes the closet…

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Welcome Back to The Cheerful Word!

At The Cheerful Word, we all write memoir. That is my heart and soul and mission. Some people who come here are brand new writers, exploring life story for the first time. Other friends pop in for a visit to immerse themselves in writing; to stir the creative juices, gaining inspiration from fellow writers and get back on track. Yet others are returning for guidance and to put a finishing touch on a manuscript before submitting to us for consideration to publish.

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