What Does Your Memory Smell?

10 Nov

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I’m slowly putting my memoir in chronological order (from age eleven) and deciding which scenes to leave out and which to put back in (that I had already taken out). The story has to be told differently in the order it happened in, as opposed to a present day telling that dips back and forth. Stories connected in a more thematic way before, but now the reader has to be able to follow threads where they may stray farther afield for a while.

There was a scene I’d first written several years ago where my mother tried to persuade me to go to medical school. It has connections to two major threads, so I was thinking of putting it back in. I couldn’t find it anywhere and now wonder how much of my story I’ve inadvertently deleted or lost. But I did find some old writing exercises that were kind…

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2 responses to “What Does Your Memory Smell?

  1. reocochran

    November 19, 2016 at 4:45 am

    This is such a great re-blogging, Elizabeth. I like how the thoughts of “smell” or “scent” connects and transports us into the past. Our senses have concrete basis to latch onto foggy memories and wake them up! 🙂 Robin

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