Writing Prompts: Memoir Edition! w Jobe

David RM totally rocks!!! Get random writing prompts every time you refresh the page! My first few included" "My life is made up of seconds," "perfect job," and (one that really got me writing) "A list of electronic devices owned over the years." I used this fantastic site throughout Nano and plan to use it … Continue reading Writing Prompts: Memoir Edition! w Jobe

Random Round Up w Jobe

(This month "Fountain Pen Friday" will be replaced by "Random Round Up." Stay tuned for more Fountain Pen Friday next month!) Book Riot has the newest collection of 100 Must Reads for everybody who wants to read the weird stuff. My Modern Met Selects suggests an interesting method of giving old books new life, is this awesome or … Continue reading Random Round Up w Jobe

Jobe Reads Nick Flynn ABNISS

Howdy y'all. I'm sorry I haven't been more active but now that I'm done with my thesis I should be able to be. It took a long ass time but I finished reading my first book of the year. I blame thesis writing and reading sections of books and shit tons of articles that didn't … Continue reading Jobe Reads Nick Flynn ABNISS

Memoir Stuff with Jobe

Howdy y'all, I've been buried in books working on my thesis, but I've been reading a lot of articles, too. I just wanted to share a few articles I discovered on the subject of memoir that may help you too: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/10-secrets-to-writing-a-memoir/ http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/truth-and-secrets-in-memoir-writing/ https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/articles/telling-secrets-in-memoir https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/writing-memoir-and-writing-therap All the Love! Jobe  

Jobe’s Long-Awaited (Deepest Apologies for the Delay) Second Memoir Workshop Post

Before the fall semester started, before the house hunting, before the summer vacation, there was a dedicated band of folks awaiting with bated breath the posting of the memoir info from our last workshop class. There's an adage about trying harder and failing better, so I will take that, in this case, to be synonymous … Continue reading Jobe’s Long-Awaited (Deepest Apologies for the Delay) Second Memoir Workshop Post

Did you miss me? It’s Jobe!

Hey There Intrepid Readers and Writers! June was a slam-packed month for me, but don't think I didn't miss you ❤ Today I taught another of my writing workshops through CALS at the downtown Main Library, and I am always so encouraged and energized and excited by the people who attend -- so, if you're reading … Continue reading Did you miss me? It’s Jobe!

Jobe’s Monster-Long Ethically-Sourced Compilation on How To Write a Memoir

What is a memoir? A memoir is a narrative about your personal experience. http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-memoir.html Write memoir, not autobiography Autobiography is the story of an entire life, but a memoir is just one story from that life. You can only ever write one autobiography, but you can write countless memoirs. http://www.rd.com/advice/great-tips-on-how-to-write-your-memoir/#ixzz3WpiG8Xzp A memoir can be about: A … Continue reading Jobe’s Monster-Long Ethically-Sourced Compilation on How To Write a Memoir