May is motherhood memoir month

Collage Words into Your Writing

What are your reading? Let it bleed a bit into your writing.

When you run across a phrase or word you love, write it down.

Then when you get stuck in your own writing, try collaging in a random phrase or word.

I keep some of the beat poets handy for this. But I also find echoes to play with in books on writing or painting. Novels too. And non-fiction. Everything.

You’ll be surprised how much fun this is.

It can take your story, essay, or memoir in whole new directions.

That’s the fun of it.

Experimenting and exploring.

Try it.

I dare you.

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