May is motherhood memoir month

May (MaMoMeMo) is Here

Are you ready to write, even just 5-10 minutes exploring your story in May?

If so, bookmark this site and subscribe to my newsletter… which I admit I’ve never actually sent out.

I write my blog posts (here and more regularly on Ekphrastic Mama but I don’t bother with emails. Some of you have asked me about this…

I’m working up to it, is my best answer. I’m still figuring out the public side of writing. Mostly, writing is private, something I do when I’m alone, although I do write in groups and with partners, which I find drives my writing forward in surprising ways, but more about that later…

I find memoir a bit unwieldy- it tends to run off in directions I didn’t think I was going. Sometimes I have to stop and ask, what is the story that wants to be written?

However, during May I play with small bites, and that usually tames the runaway muse that seems to head for the dark holes in my past–not that those aren’t worthy of some excellent exploring–it’s just that I prefer to come back to them at a later date. I like to let May be a bit like a nice vacation to a place I know I’ll be returning.

If you’d like to write memoir in May, I’d love to have you join me. I’ll post some prompts and write some memoir too. No pressure, just lots of inspiration.

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