This fresh new year brings us a “fork in the road” – a chance to make different choices. To do things differently. To work on your memoir, perhaps. Or sometimes . . . not.
Rather than gritting your teeth as you make a “New Year’s resolution” to write, I hope you’ll approach these next twelve months as twelve separate “forks in the road” – twelve separate chances to keep working on the memoir or family history that’s been tugging at you. Twelve opportunities to get a few more stories down on paper.
The concept of “forks in the road” actually makes a fabulous memoir writing prompt! Here it is:
Think about those “crossroads” moments when you faced a life-altering choice. Maybe it was which college to attend, or whether to quit school entirely. Who you should ask to a dance, or who to marry. Perhaps you encountered a tough job decision, or had a happy choice of multiples places to live.
What were the biggest “forks in the road” for you? And what decisions did you make that altered your course in life?
They’re all great fuel for your memoir!