Check out today’s blog by Jane Friedman. Her post today gives advice to memoirs writers about what turns their readers off. I’m not into writing memoirs (yet) but I seem to have a procrastinating habit of reading everything in front of me. Naturally, her posts have links. And I can’t stand not knowing what treasures lurk behind unclicked links. Don’t know what I’ll do with this one, but it’s quite a lovely chart tying up emotions in such a neat package.
There has to be a way to use this. What do you think? Will this inspire anything in your writing?
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Interesting post! I went to Jane’s blog, but I didn’t find the impressive chart there. Where did you find that one?? I can see how falling prey to the motives she mentions could turn off your reader. I must keep that tucked into my thinking cap and hope it becomes a natural instinct to avoid it!
In Jane’s post, go to the paragraph below this. If you click on the highlighted genogram, or on my highlighted “link” in my post, you’ll be taken to Wikipedia for this chart and more information about genograms.
“This anti-vengeance advice also pertains to your parents. If you catch yourself blaming them for your problems, it may be a good time to do genogram work. This therapeutic system allows you to trace familial behaviors, beliefs, and patterns. It can help you better understand your parents and yourself. Instructions for constructing genograms by hand or with software can be found at various websites. You may also choose to seek out a clinician who uses the genogram in therapeutic practice.”
From what I’ve read of your writing, you don’t have this problem, Pat. But the chart is fun, isn’t it?
Emotional Relationships Legend chart is useful, I save that for my reference. Thank you for that chart and for your comment on my blog. Have a nice Sunday Inky….. 🙂