From journal entry to flash memoir

I recently wrote a guest post for Mary McCarthy’s Personal Growth Journaling Blog that discusses the value of your journal to provide raw material for your flash stories. The in-the-moment account of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences are the key to the richness of your personal stories.

The post also outlines my favorite exercise for taking your original writing and rearranging it to find a lively start to a story.  Read the post, try the exercise, and let me know your thoughts.

You might also like these additional writing exercises.

And to read further on this topic, see Sharon Lippincott’s post, author of The Heart & Craft of Life Writing, where she dives into more detail and helpful tips.

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Categories: flash basics, guest posts, journaling, writing exercises

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