One More Memoir Challenge, and the Mini Memoir Trend

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A little time ago I profiled a couple of writing memoir challenges or communities kicking off. You can read about and find the links in Writing About You! Memoir or Book of Me Journaling.

Now let me introduce you to another kicking off in October as a blogfest. And a possible publishing trend you could push into, if the results of all these challenges look good.

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Writing about You! Memoir or Book of Me Journaling

As a fiction writer my head is often away with the fae (or murderous criminals, in my case). But a recent hop into hospital found me looking tentatively at a worse-case scenario – what if I didn’t wake up? How would my ten year old daughter know about her mother when she needed it?

Such thoughts used to be better defined. But somehow the whole legacy thing, a constant motivation for the scrapbooking craft, remained unattached to my true love of writing. My huge albums of family photographs with explanatory titles and text have always been seen as my legacy for the family. But those don’t include my own childhood, or even some memories best not dwelled on.

How ironic, for a writer. Time to fix that gap in my writing. That gap…of me.

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