If I Didn’t Write a Memoir

If I didn’t write a memoir piece, I might write an opinion piece and convince my readers that classroom libraries are the heartbeat of a classroom.

If I wrote that piece I’d preach to the choir or change some minds; I do not know.

If I didn’t write a memoir, I might write a fiction piece where characters collide with crushing news or silly dreams or seem so everyday ordinary that it seems like it’s a memoir.

If I wrote that piece, I’d try not to make it too real and I’d worry that people would make unintended connections. I might include a disclaimer, like Law and Order does sometimes, and say “any resemblance of these characters to people in my own life is purely coincidental.” But it wouldn’t be coincidental. Probably.

If I didn’t write a memoir, maybe I would write a nonfiction piece examining a sports figure or historical events of interest to me.

If I wrote that piece, I’d probably get sidetracked by my own experience and turn it into a memoir.

If I didn’t write a memoir, I might write a poem or verse, but it might also be a memoir.

If I didn’t write a memoir piece, I’d probably write something that could be considered reflective commentary.

With 11 days to go in the challenge, perhaps I should break out of my comfort zone a little bit more. Time will tell!

This post is part of the Slice of Life Challenge. Learn more at twowritingteachers.org

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  1. I’ve read a few of your posts and have enjoyed them. Were those in your comfort zone? Just wondering. 🙂 ~JudyK


    1. Thanks Christine! I just default to reflections really. Which is fine, I suppose. Wasn’t really feeling bad about it just trying to make the most out of the challenge! And rather than venture into it today, I reflected on it. 😬🙂

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  2. I have working on a master’s degree and every time I write something I have to remind myself not to turn it into a memoir! It’s so easy to write about our own experiences. The challenge is not to.

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  3. After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. There has to be a way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!


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