Theme: Memoir and the Personal Essay
For week one, I’m going to hit you hard.
I want you to write about something that happened in your life, or a choice you made, that you are embarrassed by. Write about the gory details, the shame, the guilt, the thought processes that led to this event, chain of events or choice.
It’s going to be tough, but remember, you aren’t going to share this with anyone unless you want to. And if you want to, you have the safe space of our community forum where fellow tribe members can comment or critique if that is what you are looking for.
The purpose of this exercise is to get you writing about emotions or life circumstances that are uncomfortable. As writers, often times are creative juices begin flowing when we are put in a state of discomfort.
Push through it and see what happens on the page.