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Published on July 29, 2009

Author: bsndev

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Writing a six-word memoir : Writing a six-word memoir In order to narrow down a life into six words, you need to begin with many. Follow along, and then complete this in your e-journal. Use spacebar to advance through slides. Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Start with a list : Start with a list List as many words as you can about yourself – things you do, things you like, feelings you have. Don’t edit, cross out, change, or rewrite anything. Don’t worry about spelling – just write. You are going for quantity, so write as much as you can in about three minutes. Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. My list : My list Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Singer, writer, happy, tired, overworked, camping, colorful, shoes, sea shore, dragons, faeries, teacher, Spanish, Internet, laughing, cartoons, 70s, rock music, Jeep, teddy bears, church, long baths, jingles, gum, crayons, super heroes, technology, legos, reading, Saturday morning, dancing, weight lifting, Ziggy, more shoes, sunrises, mother, daughters, snakes, dogs, mythology, thinking, dreamer, fries Slide 4: Now, circle the two or three words that stand out for you, the ones that you could say more about. My list : My list Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Singer, writer, happy, tired, overworked, camping, colorful, shoes, sea shore, dragons, faeries, teacher, Spanish, Internet, laughing, cartoons, 70s, rock music, Jeep, teddy bears, church, long baths, jingles, gum, crayons, super heroes, technology, legos, reading, Saturday morning, dancing, weight lifting, Ziggy, more shoes, sunrises, mother, daughters, snakes, dogs, mythology, thinking, dreamer, fries Slide 6: Pick one item and freewrite about it. That means you just start writing about that idea, object, role, or event. The only rule is don’t stop writing for at least two minutes. Whatever comes to mind is fair game. mother My freewrite : I’ve been a mother for 24 years and have 3 ½ kids. This means that one is a step-child. She does not want me to be her mother, but she wants her mother to be me. It is a difficult situation that will never be resolved. As for my other three children, I have a son and two daughters. I have learned that being a parent is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. I am not only responsible My freewrite freewrite cont. : for myself but also for the lives of three other people. I can only control so much of what they do and no matter how much I think soemthing is right or wrong, they will end up doing what they want. Sometimes they are right, but sometimes they aren’t so right. Then it hurts, especially when they have to pay for choices that I might have been able to help them avoid. freewrite cont. Synthesize : Synthesize Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Now that you have a sense of your topic, synthesize it into a phrase that captures the essence of what your topic means to you. My topic is “mother.” My idea is the struggle of helping someone go through life’s lessons and dealing with my own lack of control. My phrase . . . : My phrase . . . Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Helping them grow ages me daily. Now it’s your turn. : Now it’s your turn. Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation. Create a “you” list – fill the page. Pick 2 – 3 items that inspire you to say more. From those items you circled, select one. Freewrite about it for at least two minutes. Develop a 6-word phrase that captures a sense of your writing. Slide 12: Upload the phrase into the assignment link.

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