Posts Tagged ‘essays’

Literary Zine for Girls Ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 17

January 26, 2011
chixLIT is written by girls ages 13-17. chixLITtle is by girls 7-12.
 
Girls submit from all over the world–Trinidad, Japan, Russia, Germany, Canada… 
 
The ‘zines are ad-free, small, bimonthly, color.   Submissions are made via email. Accepted writers get a free copy of their issue.   Subscriptions are available for a very small fee.   Editors accept poems, short stories, essays, rants, raves, song lyrics, and reviews as long as they are original and authentic.  
More at www.chixlit.com or www.chixlittle.com
Visit http://chixlit.com/submissions.html   submission information.
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Using Your Past to Inspire Your Writing

November 2, 2009

I’d like to delve into my own past and use items from them to become stories, poems and maybe a memoir. What can I use to jog my memory?

Open up scrapbooks and photo albums. Use these items and photos to recall your past.

Legacy, by Linda Spence, has many questions which will help you recall events.

Besides chronological remembrances, which might get you to think too much like an autobiography rather than a memoir, remember those instances that inspired emotion.

1. When were some times you cried? Experienced loss and death?

2. What were some of the happiest periods of your life? What motivated those feelings?

3. Did you have any “ah-ha” moments of epiphany? How did they change direction in thoughts, words or action?

4. What were some of the most influential people in your life? Don’t talk general terms. Remember the most specific, tiny details you can. Only through the small, specific, sensual particulars can we approach the universal.