(Re)writing your life story

Have you ever just felt stuck?  As if you’re standing in black, sticky molasses, unable to take that first, crucial step?

That’s how I feel right now.  I’ve been struggling with how to begin writing this blog again. Or, really, how to start writing it at all.  It’s tied with how to re-ignite my own personal writing.

So, I’ve decided to finally work through my own personal narrative.  It’s an idea suggested by one of my favourite ‘writers on writing’, Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way series of books.  The book in which she recommends this process is called The Vein of Gold.

Rather than tell you all about how it works right at this moment, I’m going to work through the process with you via this blog.  I’m making a commitment to post an update on my progress at least once a week.

The first step is to get your basic “timeline” down.  Jot notes about your life, in five year increments.  Note the major events that happened in your life, from 0-5 years of age, 6-10 years, 11-15 years, and so on, right up to the age you are now.  Who were the crucial people in your life?  Where did you live?  What were you doing?  Go!

I’ll report back with a version of my list within a week.

 

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