Writing a life story, an autobiography, amemoir – this canbe a big undertaking. Your motivation for doing it will helpyou stay dedicated to finishing thestory. That motivation will come from your primaryreason for writing your story.
After raising two children and heading out on my own, I entered university as a mature student. I have studied, taught, written, and published in many genres and am ideally prepared to work with you on auto/biography, non-fiction, poetry, fiction, drama, screenplay, and reviews. With three degrees and over a decade of teaching experience, in both the public and the non-profit sectors, I have the background and qualifications to provide support as you pursue a writing life and design your own life story.
I am a member of the , the , and the . I taught creative writing at the University of Winnipeg, served as a mentor in the Sheldon Oberman Emerging Writers Program, and sat on the Board of Directors for CV2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing. Now, in addition to Writing Life, I teach online at Story Circle Network and occasionally at the University of Calgary.
One of myhappiest discoveries about writing my life story is that Ididn’t have to start at the beginning. Eventually the manuscript will contain the parts of your story you wantincluded, but if it jumpstarts the processto begin with a special recollection then by all means do so. It’s not unusual for writers to work on different parts oftheir story at different times. This canbe stimulating to your memory. You’ll also find theactual process of the writingwill inspire and motivate you.