Writing Bits And Pieces

Some of my favorite ways to start writing are:

Open the thesaurus, find several vivid verbs, then pick a person, a place, and a thing and start writing.

Another way is to take one letter and write a story using as many words starting with that one letter. It’s fun and easy to do.

Go through some old journals and highlight events and good writing and use in an essay or anecdote.  Some good material might come out of this execise.

If you wonder about whether or not to include something in your memoir, afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, remember it’s your memoir and your memory, write it. Don’t let it stop you from writing.

When writing an email, remember that someone is reading this and you want it to read as if you were talking to this person. Make it personal, write it well, and send it knowing you did the best you could.

Send an email to someone who needs to hear from you. Forget the jokes, write something personal and meaningful so that person will want to open each and every one of your emails as soon as they get them.

Remember to support the caregivers. There are some in your community and they need a friend. Won’t you please give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver, and tell them your friend Helene Moore sent you.

If you want to stand in a caregivers shoes, my secret journal is available on this website and on Amazon. Behind The Mask, written while my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and we had to keep it a secret because he was still working as a highly functional individual.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene