WIN is the acronym for Write it Now – it is not a creative writing course and there are no critiques. It’s purpose is to encourage us to write our life’s stories – not just the events, but our reaction to the events; not just the people who have populated our lives, but the little insights or tales that will bring them into focus for our children and later generations.
Because, when we go, if we haven’t written them down, our stories go with us. Or perhaps you have an aging parent, aunt, grandparent – time is of the essence, to glean what you can of all the wonderful stories that decorate their lives.
We have an outline to help us tap into these memories and family stories. It is not intended that we necessarily write on every point; they are merely an aid to help nudge the memories loose, to give us a starting point.
If the prompts trigger memories for you I hope you will take the time to write them down. These are some of my stories.