What Do Your Memories Look Like?

Maybe they look like scraps.  Mine do.

Have you found Anneli’s Place yet on WordPress? She showcases the work of writers on this site. She was so kind to showcase a little piece which introduces Scrap, the memoir I’m working on.  Please check out “Memory Patchwork” for an image of what structures my book.

And then drop over and read Anneli’s other blog, too: Words from Anneli.

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8 responses to “What Do Your Memories Look Like?

  1. Thanks, Luanne. I really love the idea of the quilt and scraps of memories. Great idea!

  2. Lovely quilt, lovely metaphor!

  3. I borrowed the “tapestry of our lives” (from the cotton commercial) in my love story post about Arlene and Axel… I love the idea of lives being woven into a tapestry or how our lives connect and intersect. Great way to pass on another good blog to check out, too, Luanne!

    • Luanne

      Thanks, Robin. I love the tapestry idea. And there is also the underneath side of the tapestry that can be very messy, but can also have a different but still pretty picture!

  4. What a neat analogy! I think scraps to quilts is a perfect metaphor for memoir writing…that’s often how memories come, and we try to piece them together into a beautiful picture. Hope your memoir is going well; keep working at it!

    • Luanne

      I didn’t used to realize that other people also kept their memories as scraps in a basket, but it’s very cool to know that it’s the same for others. Thank you for your good wishes, Lindsey. I feel that I got over a speedbump and can move ahead freely for a while!!

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