Writing memoir doesn’t have to be difficult. Buy a spiral notebook. Find a pen. Sit down in a corner where it is quiet–away from the distractions of technology and other media devices. And Write!
The stories don’t have to be in order. They can be long or short. They don’t have to be works of beautiful prose or even contain perfect grammar when you start. They just need to tell your story.
I started with a memoir class at my local YMCA. It was a class in the loosest sense of the term. Each week the discussion leader (teacher) gave us a topic. We wrote and we read.
When the YMCA no longer continued the program the members formed their own group. We meet once a month in someone’s home. We pick a topic and we write. When we get together we each share what we have written.
It isn’t about who writes the best; it’s about the stories we tell. Each story read seems to ignite a new topic or memory to keep us writing.
If you don’t know where to start, write about your first day of school. If you do, and if you post it to a blog, let me know. I will link your post to my blog.