Beginning to write my memoirs …

3 Important Things You Need to Consider BEFORE You Write Your Story — Jevon  Bolden

It’s been more than eight years ago since I first joined WordPress and at least three years since I last wrote anything. Where do I pick up from? So much has happened between then and now that I scarcely know quite where to begin. Perhaps, I should start with the now, and, if necessary, fill in the gaps from ‘then’ as I go along.

I’ve been doing some amateur writing courses over the last year or so; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them and have learned a lot. Having spoken to my tutor earlier, I decided that I’d like to write my memoirs, but I don’t intend to rehash my often angst-ridden posts from several years ago. I’m going to try and write about my life as a series of personal experiences, but not necessarily in chronological order. Some of my memories will be serious or emotional, but equally, some will be events that, on looking back, are definitely amusing.

I don’t know how often I’m going to write at this moment. I think I will add to my repurposed blog as and when the fancy takes me. After all, when recording one’s memoirs, it’s important to do so when the time feels right, and not to try and write according to the day on the calendar. 

I’m also very open to ideas, feedback, and suggestions that anyone wishes to make because I realise that I’m in no way a professional writer, nor do I pretend to be. I’m eager to learn more, both from my readers and also from my own experiences of writing in a whole new way.

I’m going to leave it here for the time being. However, I’m hoping to publish my first piece in the next couple of days. I hope you’ll bear with me while I find my feet again on this platform. Looking forward to meeting some of you again, perhaps from a new perspective, and also meeting others for the first time. Thank you, Ellie.

Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

13 thoughts on “Beginning to write my memoirs …”

  1. Lovely to see you back, Ellie. I’m more of an occasional blogger these days, and frequently don’t look at any posts for several weeks, so it was good luck to catch this one of yours. Looking forward to seeing what you post next.

    1. Thank you, Mick. I’m so glad you caught me. Hearing from you is like hearing from an old friend which is lovely. I’ll miss your regular posts, but will try and catch up with some of them as soon as I have a moment. I’m going to try and share something again later on. Hope you and yours are well and coping with Covid and all the other issues going on for all of us. Take care of yourself, Ellie xx 🙂

      1. Thanks, Ellie. That’s very kind of you. We’re well and coping (touch wood – a few issues, nothing serious) and, of course, hope you are too.

        Yes, I’m still posting, just less often. So, sort of regular…another one due shortly.

        All the best, Mick x

  2. That’s a real accomplishment!

    I had a blog for maybe 2-3 years. It seemed to burn out. Little attention so I ended up deleting it. I started this one and got discouraged with it. I deleted it. Then I rethought my decision and attempted another one. Hope you enjoyed it!

  3. You are doing an excellent job!!
    There’s no rules of blogging, because if we follow rules, we won’t be able to write what we wanted to. I also write whatever I want in whichever way I like. Such work gives me satifaction.
    Keep writing, don’t stop this time 🙂

    1. Thank you. You really are very kind, Devang. I enjoy writing too but often have to wait till inspiration strikes before I can write something that I’m pleased with. I’m glad you enjoy writing your blog also. I will stop by and take a look at your blog this afternoon. Take care, Ellie 🙂

      1. I don’t have issue of the inspiration, I seek the right topic with which I can feel a connection. My niche is health and wellness, so I need to keep a balance between the reality and my thoughts. Take care and kindly remember to smile.

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