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Journal Writing for Memoir: The Character Journal

by Amber Lea Starfire on November 12, 2011

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Memoir Writing, Journaling
by Amber Lea Starfire

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If you’re like most life-writers, you struggle with how to portray real characters on the pages of your memoir. Maybe you received feedback that your readers are having difficulty “seeing” the people on your pages. After all, how do you make Great Aunt Jane, with all her mannerisms and peculiarities come to life on the page? What about your brother? You’re having trouble picturing him as an eight-year-old, in part because he’s ten years younger than you. Or—most difficult of all—how do you portray yourself on the page in a way that seems real and honest and credible? [click to continue…]

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