****NOTE: We have kept membership numbers low in order for all members to have their work evaluated and to be able to help each other in a smaller setting. Members who are inactive for more than 3 months are asked to resign and sign up once again when they are ready to participate. If you are interested in joining, please sign up and we'll be in touch within 24 hours.****
"Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well."
― Stephen King
This is a group for anyone who has started a memoir or who needs a bit of a push to finish a memoir. Come and share your writing with others who share the same passion for putting our lives on paper, sharing our experiences, and taming the voices that tell us to "write it all down." There is only support and encouragement in this group, as well as helpful and intense critique. We meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Sunday. Each meeting we all take the time to critique evey submission and share our personal thoughts and insights. I am a professional non-fiction editor who is now plunging into the memoir-writing arena. Regardless of your background, if you want to share your work, get feedback, and offer helpful critique to others, this is the place to be.
Finally…. Read, Read, Read... read memoirs to get an idea of what is out there. You can't write something you have never read. Reading published memoirs gives you an idea of how to begin, how to structure, and how to build your own memoir. Quite simply, if you haven't read a memoir, you can't write one and you don't belong in this group. Please don't ask to join this group if you have never read a memoir, never tried to write anything, or you are looking for a professional edit. We are all writers from different walks of life with one common trait, we are writing a memoir that is very, very important to us and we are seeking a community of similar writers. If that's you, then you're in the right place.
Stephen King, once again, says it best…
"Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
"The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor."