1. Thanks for the recommendation! I enjoy reading memoirs, and I focused on cognition challenges in aging during my grad work in gerontology. This sounds like a perfect intersection of these interests.

  2. Yes, I’m thinking about writing a memoir or two and I know I need help improving my writing. I like lots of her suggestions, like choose a focus for your piece and then use your story to illustrate your point. Universality is so important in writing… LLC

  3. After 10 therapeutic years of writing, rewriting and rewriting again, I launched my memoir a few months ago. Then I entered the world of social networking. I think I had it backwards because if I had all the tools that social media offers, writing my memoir would have been a lot easier. But, I was very pleased to see that common sense played a huge part in that challenge and I did a few things right as a result. I wrote it as a compelling, mystery novel.
    My initial goal was to encourage women who were hurting and felt hopeless, that you can overcome the insurmountable. Keeping that goal before me helped me get through all the pain of dredging up the past and using it to empathize with those going through something similar. Thank you for saying you enjoy memoirs, as I do. Truth can certainly be stranger than fiction!

  4. Hello Carol:
    Thanks for reading my blog. I have been writing here since 2007 with the exact same goal as yours, except I also include men in that battle “to encourage those who are hurting and feel hopeless, that you can overcome the insurmountable.”
    In response to your quote about the truth being stranger than fiction, a quote from Tom Clancy: “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

  5. Oh, how absolutely lovely to find this here.
    Many thanks, Midlife Crisis Queen (Love the name. Love it). I am deeply grateful for the mention, the kind words, but most of all for the connection to another fine writer.
    Hoping your work goes well.
    Please stay in touch.

  6. Dear Marion:
    You must know, you have made my day with your kind comment and encouragement! I find writing to be so therapeutic, and apparently my readers also receive some benefit from my new profession.
    Thanks for taking the time to appreciate my site. That makes it all worthwhile! 🙂
    — Laura Lee

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