This week’s collection of blog postings by members of the Association of Personal Historians reminds us about the details of our lives, all the stuff we accumulate in our lives, and asks if we could write the shortest memoir ever.
Nancy Shohet West, journalist, essayist, and memoir writer, writes about how important it is to get in the details in Capturing the Smallest Details of Times Gone By.
“The milkman delivering glass bottles. A nanny not allowed to sit with the family in a segregated hotel dining room. Staying with a chaperone while visiting a fiance at college. Some anachronisms are more obvious than others. What are the details your memoir clients recount about times gone by?” (continued)
D. Fran Morley, freelance writer and APH Content Editor, asks us to consider what all of our stuff means in Am I More Than My Stuff?
“Does the New Year make you want to clean out the dusty corners of your life? If so, what do you toss and what do you keep?” (continued)
Karen Bender of Leaves of Your Life talks about the shortest memoir ever in Your Life Story in Six Words.
“Could you summarize your life story in six words? It’s an interesting task.” (continued)
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