Posts Tagged ‘memory’

Wordless Wednesday: April 5, 2017

 

©2017 Allyson Latta

©2017 Allyson Latta

 

This is a bit of a cheat: a Throwback Thursday (#TBT) on a Wordless Wednesday.

 

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And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions from some of my Canadian writer-photographer friends, coast to coast:

Allison Howard (PhotoAlly)

Barbara Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)

 

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Recent posts on writing

Literary Nude, an essay by Carin Makuz

Suitcase of Memories: How a treasure trove of family photos led to a published novel

The Mirror That Is Memoir by Dace Mara Zacs-Koury

On Creating a Goal, and Other Tips for Travel Writers

Quotables: “At some point in my life I decided that I was going to write like hell”: 15 excellent writing tips from Nick Ripatrazone

“Warm life preserved by the pen”: Memoirist Laurie Lee and the valley he loved

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: October 12, 2016

 

©2016 Allyson Latta

©2016 Allyson Latta

 

We recently challenged ourselves to take a photo of a treasured older item — possibly one that might seem odd, to other people, for us to have kept. Here’s mine. And yes, there’s a story behind it.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: April 20, 2016

 

©2015 Allyson Latta

©2015 Allyson Latta

 

Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. I hope this one will bring to mind a memory or stimulate your imagination. Perhaps it will even inspire you to write — memoir, fiction, or a poem. If it does, please let me know in the comments or by email via the Contact tab on my home page!

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: February 17, 2016

 

©2016 Allyson Latta

 

Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. I hope this one will bring to mind a memory or stimulate your imagination. Perhaps it will even inspire you to try your hand at some flash (super short) or long memoir or fiction, or a poem. If it does, please let me know in the comments or by email via the Contact tab on my home page!

 

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

12 Tips for Interviewing Seniors About Their Lives: guest post by novelist Elinor Florence

 

Yvonne Wildman

Yvonne Wildman of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, former RCAF photographer (Photo: Elinor Florence)

 

During November, the month of Remembrance, we read and watch many interviews with veterans. Sadly, our Canadian veterans are vanishing at the rate of about fifty each day.

Author Elinor Florence has interviewed hundreds of seniors in her career as a journalist, and also in her current occupation as a writer of the blog Wartime Wednesdays. I asked Elinor to share tips on interviewing an elderly person in order to preserve their precious memories, in whatever form, for future generations. This advice is invaluable for those setting out to write a memoir or to assist an older person — perhaps a loved one — write theirs.

 

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Annette Kuhn on Family Secrets in Memoir

“… a family without secrets is rare indeed. People who live in families make every effort to keep certain things concealed from the rest of the world, and at times from each other as well. Things will be lied about, or simply never mentioned. Sometimes family secrets are so deeply buried that they elude the conscious awareness even of those most closely involved. From the involuntary amnesias of repression to the wilful forgetting of matters it might be less than convenient to recall, secrets inhabit the borderlands of memory. Secrets perhaps are a necessary condition of the stories we are prompted by memory to tell about our lives.”

— Annette Kuhn, Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015