One Word for 2014?

ONE WORD FOR 2014

ONE WORD FOR 2014

Hi Friends!

My one word for this year is something to do with making my private writing public. Making or turning my journal writing into a readable memoir. Finishing? Or aspiring to turn private writing into public? But that is not one word.  It is a phrase. What can my writing word be?

http://writingwomenslives.com/whats-your-writing-word-become-the-writer-you-want-to-be-in-2014/

Changing? Turning into good things? Summarizing? Fictionalizing? Memoir writing? Inspiring/? Transformational? That seems best so far. Transformational. From private to public.

Yes. OK. Transformational. That is my word…

This year will be transformational for me.

You readers that follow me for Tuesdays will see me develop this idea in the following weeks. And now, here is my gift to memoir writers on my blog, Stacy Jensen, this is you.  Kathleen Pooler, this is you. This is my gift to you.

http://thewritelife.com/the-beginners-guide-to-planning-and-writing-a-memoir/?utm_source=The+Write+Life&utm_campaign

This article contains everything one needs to know about writing a successful memoir. Take aways, theme, structure and etc. I was surprised to see who the author was but shouldn’t have been. It was none other than Brooke Warner of She Writes Press.  Who else but a memoir writing coach would be able to write so succinctly about everything one needs to know when writing a memoir? Enjoy!

And for those readers who aren’t writing a memoir? Maybe just knowing my word for this year will be enough for you. It will become clearer to you as you follow my posts now. In the next few Tuesdays I will be telling you my goals for this year and why this word is so important to me.

I will give a hint. Read my about page.

That’s all for now, sweet peeps.

XXXOOO

See you on Friday for PPBF or if you are not into picture books? Well join me next Tuesday as I develop this theme for you.

From Joan Edwards  Never Give Up!

From Joan Edwards
Never Give Up!

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About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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18 Responses to One Word for 2014?

  1. Darlene says:

    Transformational is a good word for 2014. Good luck with your transformation. I look forward to hearing all about it.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Darlene,

      I wish I could have two words because I want Brave as well. It is taking a lot of courage to go back and write my memoir. I have to relive those painful times. I think that is why I stopped before. It was too emotionally difficult to do. 😦

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  2. Thank you Clar! The link is a gift. Good luck this year. I hope I can get my memoir out there too!

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Maybe we can help each other. It takes a lot of courage to do what we do. Which is write about our lives and making ourselves vulnerable to others. And to ourselves. 🙂

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  3. Sounds very wonderful, Clar! Wishing the for this transformational year!

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  4. krpooler says:

    Dear Clar, transformational is a wonderful word, especially since you are writing a memoir, which I believe has the potential for transforming both the writer and the reader. I know that can happen with fiction and other genres but I can only speak for memoir. And thank you very much for your generous link to my site and to Brooke Warner’s post. Her post is a gift that I gratefully accept.

    Here’s to a year of success and transformation, Clar!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks so much, Kathleen.

      I can look at your blog posts as inspiration for myself for all the work you have put in. And now all the guest posts of other memoir writers is so valuable.

      For myself it is already being transformational. I see old patterns and learn from myself. It is already healing and I have only written the first chapter! 🙂

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  5. jannatwrites says:

    I’m sure you will make this year transformational. Good luck with your memoir. Reading your ‘about’ page, it looks like you have plenty of material to make it an interesting read!

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Janna!

      As I start to write the first chapter I see so much I need to leave out of my memoir. So much doesn’t have a place in it. I write about the parts of my life but then it doesn’t fit in. I am going to have a hard time with that.

      But it is all healing! And so I guess my work isn’t wasted. 🙂

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  6. Great word! Nice to see Joan’s inspirational message here. Never Give Up! 🙂

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Erik!

      IF I could have a second word it would be brave. I need so much courage to do what I am doing. Which is relive my life and all the painful parts. I need to be Brave! 🙂

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  7. Transformational is a great word, Clar! I haven’t chosen a word for the year, but today I’m thinking it should be “organization”! 🙂 And I’ve read your “About” page, but I admit it. I’m stumped. The hint wasn’t enough – I’ll have to wait for the reveal 🙂

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  8. Oh yeah, good word, TRANSFORMATIONAL! I think Determined is or should be my word for the year. Okay, I’m stumped about the goals. Unless it is that your memoirs are being published…

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    • clarbojahn says:

      No nothing as final or as good as that. But I thought it was evident from this post and the links! I’ll be telling it for sure next week though.

      I like your word. I could use it as well and my other word is Brave. I need to be Brave for what I’m doing. 🙂

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