"Tell the truth but tell it slant." Emily Dickenson. It's the slant that will make the story. So experiment with different ways to tell a scene or an event that you want to include in your memoir. Wring the meaning out of it so you can enrich your writing and enthrall your audience. Free write without censure for 20 minutes. For examples of how I used this prompt with my clients see http://debmcleod.com/tell-it-slant and http://debmcleod.com/tell-it-slant-examples.

"Tell the truth but tell it slant. It's the slant that will make the story. So experiment with different ways to tell a scene or an event that you want to include in your memoir. Wring the meaning out of it so you can enrich your writing

4 Memoir Writing Prompts | Want to get a start on your story? Click through for 4 memoir writing prompts (and free worksheet downloads).

4 Memoir Writing Prompts

4 Memoir Writing Prompts | Want to get a start on your story? Click through for 4 memoir writing prompts (and free worksheet downloads).

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Writing Memoirs (Writer Worksheet Wednesday)

This incredibly popular writing unit guides students through a study of mentor texts before they write their own memoirs.  Filled with engaging ways for students to develop topic ideas, detailed planning pages, revision mini-lessons, and editing checklists, this resource includes everything students (and teachers) need!

Memoir Study and Writing Unit: 10-Day Common Core Aligned Memoir Writing Unit

This incredibly popular writing unit guides students through a study of mentor texts before they write their own memoirs. Filled with engaging ways for students to develop topic ideas, detailed planning pages, revision mini-lessons, and editing checklist

Want to write your memoir? Here are six powerful lessons about memoir writing from bestselling author Abigail Carter.

Want to write your memoir? Here are six powerful lessons about memoir writing from bestselling author Abigail Carter.

Mentor Monday 3/24/2014-Mentor Texts for Memoirs - Teaching MOMster

Mentor Monday 3/24/2014-Mentor Texts for Memoirs

Structuring a Memoir

Memoir Writing Structures Anchor Charts - by Julie Ballew, who teaches teachers to teach writing.

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