The greatest failure is the failure to try. William Ward – See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/try-something-new-quotes/#sthash.BMyD8z6w.dpuf
I’ve recently joined a local Memoir Writer’s group. It’s something I’ve thought of doing over the past few years, but didn’t quite know how to go about it. There were also a lot of other things on my plate, so I only entertained the thought.
It’s been both interesting and fun. The small group is composed of a half dozen women, and one “token” (LOL!) man. If you can believe it; the group’s organizer is like about 23 years old! She said so herself at our first meeting that most people wouldn’t be able to imagine someone so young having enough life experiences to be able to write a memoir.
We’ve only met twice to share articles so far, so I don’t have much to report on the organizer’s life experiences. I guess we’ll see. We critique each other’s articles, not for the story content (because each person’s story is her own), but to help tighten and make their memory easier to read and understand.
I didn’t realize it would be so time intensive when I joined, with the reading and putting our thoughts into the up to 5 pages each person submits, but we’ve begun to meet once a month instead of once every two weeks, and so I think it’ll work.
How many memoir writers do we have out there among you all? Is there anything you’ve “entertained,” but have never done?