Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Memoirs and Writing

I've been missing writing lately. I'm not really much of a writer. Writing things down in this blog...it's really a relaxing thought sorting type of activity for me.

Today I found an article on memoir writing. This is the type of writing that makes sense to me. Telling stories, finding new meaning in old stories. yup. Maybe "memoir" type writing could be helpful for me. I have this "sick" memory...so bad and detailed that it actually is part of my anxiety (that I remember everything and can then ruminate about it for years). Anyway..in hopes of finding something positive with that...I may try some of these suggested prompts.

Begin with two pages: 10 exercises to get you started:
-Write 2 pages of something you can't deny
-write 2 pages of what got left behind
-Write 2 pages of something you wrote or did that you no longer understand
-Write 2 pages of apologizing for something you didn't do
-Write 2 pages about a physical characteristic you are proud to have inherited or passed on
-Write 2 pages of what you had to have
-Write 2 pages of humiliating exposure
-Write 2 pages about a time when you felt compassion unexpectedly
-Write 2 pages of what you have too much of
-Write 2 pages of when you knew you were in trouble