Prolific writer Frederick Buechner says that when he writes books, they “start—as Robert Frost said his poems did—with a lump in the throat . . . with a deep, wordless feeling for some aspect of my own experience that has moved me.” (Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation)
Do you know that “deep, wordless feeling” that longs to find its way from within you and into black and white on paper?
If so, you’ll find encouragement and inspiration from Donald Murray’s words in The Craft of Revision:
If you haven’t yet begun to write your memoir,
Write so you can discover what you want to say,
and then rewrite to make sense of that
“deep, wordless feeling,”
and share your story with others.