Reading & Writing a Life

Carla Pineda's blog

A Question or Two…

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How do I read the events, situations, circumstances that happen in my life?

I love to read memoir.  Books like Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, Kathleen Norris’s Dakota, Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace are favorites of mine.  I find myself  going back to them because I find snippets of my own experience or a resonance in them that strikes at the heart of things.  A Year by the Sea  by Joan Anderson is another favorite. I wonder where the titles come from?  Are they there before the book is formed or do they rise off of a page as it is being written?  Just curious!!

If my/your life was a book what would its title be?

Author: carladpineda

a woman whose life has been shaped by reading and writing

One thought on “A Question or Two…

  1. When my students ask what the title should be, I tell them that they may not know what the title is until they are finished. They seem content with that answer and always come up with a title.

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