Memoir Writing, From the Desk to the Deck

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On Friday afternoon I dived into my memoir writing. I began with a few rambling notes. Then I moved to a rough draft introduction, and finally into chapter titles.

This version is my rough, rough, draft. It is the place where I lay aside perfect grammar, and perfect punctuation. It is the place where I allow whatever begins to flow from this section of my life to flow.

I moved from typing in my office, to the deck outside my door, to writing in cursive. I love to sit outside, with no shoes, dressed in comfy clothes, with sheets of paper, pens and highlighters in front of me.

The place I love, the place I find peace, the place of no perfection. Only my thoughts of my past and my current life.

The place of memoir. The place of admitting, this is my 3rd book, and it possibly will change my life and the life of others once it is available to the public.

Memoir, a story of a life turned inside out for all to see.

Nancy

“A woman who is determined to enjoy life, no matter what comes her way.”

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One of my favorite resources. Simply subscribe with your email address. I always do a quick scan of the resources I receive. It is a valuable tool for finding connections to submit your writing.

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Writers Write, They Do Not Only Talk About Writing

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I cannot recall a time when I was not writing. Whether it was writing a paper in high school, in college, in journals, business letters, partner letters, copy for videos, audios and finally online and in books.

A few years ago I stumbled on a site and began placing my teaching material on the site. Now, some of this material is in my books.

If you write online, save your writing friends. You never know when the time will arrive and you will desire to use it in a book.

My writing from 2011.

The Instigator

Today I as I read Acts 19 I focused on the riot in Ephesus that was started by one instigator named Demetrius. He was concerned about the loss of his income. Behind the scenes he insinuated future problems.

All it takes is one person behind the scenes to stir up the people around him to cause problems. People such as Demetrius never operate in the public eye they usually operate behind the scenes.

Most of us at one time in our life, may experience the problems that someone like Demetrius causes. Although this may not be an all out riot, their words seriously affect our life.

What did Paul do? Did he set out to confront Demetrius? No, he just kept moving forward preaching and teaching the Gospel. He kept his eye on the prize!

Paul speaks from his prison cell in Philippians 1:12-14

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.

Reminder for my readers today; As you share the gospel there will be those that will oppose you. They will oppose you to your face and they will oppose you behind the scenes just as Demetrius did.

In fact those who oppose you, may be other Christians. The key is, just as Paul did, even from a prison cell, just keep moving forward. There will always be the Demetrius’s in our world

(Copyright 2011, Nancy J. Watta)

 

Remember writers write, they do not only talk about writing.

Nancy

Requirements of Today’s Writer

The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same today.

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The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same. The requirement of good writing and writing for our audience has not changed.

BUT

a time consuming change is here. The change is we must be part of marketing our own material. Even big name writers experience the change of self promotion.

Last week I designed a promo, ( I have others floating around out on social media too!)

A Hurting Heart Package 1,

The details are found at the link below.

 

The Details

If you are willing, hop on over to the comment section of this post and share a few of your promo ideas. 

Nancy,

The Life Time Writer

When my heart, mind and fingers are ready

When my heart, mind and fingers are ready to begin writing my next book, I find it difficult to work on my other tasks.

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My heart, my mind and my fingers are ready to dive into writing my memoir.

BUT

I find it is necessary to finish a few other tasks on my desk before diving in to the writing.

My goal is to write with a clear mind, without hindrances of a list in my head, “I should be doing,  “A, B, and C.”

Then I will set the stage, sitting in  my comfortable writing chair, meals made up ahead of time, coffee ready, and shutting down all of my social media except a couple of message apps I must stay connected to for important communication purposes.

Tonight I finished up an offering set up as a package, which includes 2 of my books and a conference call. Check out the link below and let me know what you think or better yet, purchase, “The Hurting Heart Package.”

The following link will take you to my book page on my website. This is a great place for you to pick up an idea or two. I keep everything simple, because my goal is to write, write, write.

Find my latest book package here

I will be back soon, with more information on my journey of writing, as I tie up lose ends to focus on a few days of writing.

Nancy J.

 

Nancy’s Memoir, A Story of Rejection and Opposition as a Woman Leader

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

The road is tough, rough, bumpy, curvy, and filled with pot holes.

BUT

We grow as we go.

We learn as we go.

We fall to our knees and cry, and get back up and go again.

Others surround us and pick us up and walk along side of us.

Others walk away and shake their head, because we refuse to be molded and shaped to become just like them.

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

Selah  ~~~~~ Pause ~~~ In peace we walk on.

Nancy J.

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