Writing Memoir

Hello again. Yes Virginia, I’m back in Indiana (for two weeks).

For this intensive I am taking the first class in the writing emphasis here at ESR, Aspects of Writing As Ministry. Our big assignment is to write a memoir piece, of which we turned in our first draft yesterday.

According to the author of our book on storytelling, our personal stories fall into one of four categories (at least when we’re talking about religion): 1. a story of self-discovery…2. a story of an encounter with the mystery (i.e. through a walk in the widerness)…3. a story of direct divine encounter….and 4. a story of conversion.

If you were writing about a particular incident in your life, which category would it fall into?


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