Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Memories of the Past

By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Writers Magazine   

For some writers, writing during the holidays is difficult. The memories during this time of year can be hard and sad. Too many pieces of baggage from their past prevent them from sitting down at the computer and creating that awesome book.

However, maybe writing during this time is exactly what the writer needs to do. Letting those baggage items fall out onto a blank page, may be the greatest book they have written to date.

Everybody has “stuff” in their past. Sometimes the best way to sort through it so you can put it in the proper place is to write about it. When you do you will find it is like putting it to bed.

This will bring up memories you would probably rather forget; it also lets you view it from different angles. You are older, a lot of time has passed. It is like looking into a window at someone else. Through the memories in our head we have many stories we can tell. The beauty is we can make it fiction and create an ending we like.

Try it. Begin letting your memories surface and create your greatest book yet.