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Welcome! [Feb. 8th, 2006|11:17 am]
Life Writing


So I'll confess: the impetus for my wanting to create this community is the, not one, but two nonfiction classes I'm taking this semester - one specifically for reading, analyzing and writing memoir, and the other for a more general "creative nonfiction". I've been reading so much great life writing in the class and I'll get a chance to write a lot, but since I don't really *know* anyone in class, I don't have anyone to talk about life writing with.

That said, I'm all start, very little follow-through. I'm not really sure what this community should be about, so if anyone wants to comment and... you know... let me know what this community should be about, that'd be pretty awesome.

[User Picture]From: meiran
2006-02-08 07:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know what it should be about, but as a bookstore employee selling Million Little Pieces, I'm def. interested in knowing what's going on in your memoir class ; )

That said, I really like telling stories about my life. I'm almost addicted to it, and people tell me they're interesting so I dunno, this sounds like fun. But I'm not one to start thigns so I'll hang back until I see what's gonna happen ; )

(One thought: weekly/monthly challenges. Moderator posts on Sunday that the week's challenge is to write about *lame example* a time when reading a book changed everything. Then everybody writes in their own style about that experience, taking the challenge as literally or as figurativly as they want.)
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From: robert_f_walsh
2006-02-20 05:30 pm (UTC)
I'd be up for writing memoir, sharing
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