Memoir Writing Is Perfect for the Elderly

In the above photographs, you see my mom. In the sepia-toned photo, you see my mom when she was about 20. That would have been 75 years ago. In the lower image, you see my mom now —  sitting. knitting, watching the time pass and marking her days. That photograph was taken a few days…

Memoir Mondays – A Week of Free Writing Prompts

I know it is not Monday yet, but because my calendar runs from Sunday to Saturday, I’m tossing an early-bird prize to you. Call it Memoir Monday Super Starter Sunday. Every Sunday, I’ll post 7 Free Writing Prompts so that you will have something to write about in your journal every day of the week….

How Writing Heals

Roberta Temes, Ph.D. is an accomplished author, editor and writing instructor, as well as a seasoned psychotherapist and psychology faculty member. She lectures around the country at corporate meetings, medical conferences and health spas. “Translating your feelings into words brings you amazing results. All you need to do is write about important life events. Write…

14-Day Picture Book Challenge Day 2 – Write a PB First Draft in A Stream of Consciousness – What is Writing in a Stream of Conciousness?

Write in Stream of Consciousness to Hush Your Self-Editor Something about writing seems to intimidate and/or frighten many people. Writing in a Stream of Consciousness can help get you past that hurdle of fear of writing. What Is Stream of Consciousness Writing? a person’s thoughts and conscious reactions to events, perceived as a continuous flow….

The Importance of Writing in a Journal

This spring, I vow to reestablish the important practice of observing nature closely and of recording what I see, smell and hear in a journal. Much of writing is about recreating sensory details, and I am convinced that learning to be more in the moment and observing what I sense in the moment will help…