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Writing memoirs

| October 13, 2014

068_USECOSHOCTON – Cristie Merce, member of the Write On Writers Guild of Coshocton, gave a brief presentation on how to create your memoirs in a unique and special way for generations to come at the Write On Writers workshop on Saturday, Oct. 11. Merce has more than 300 stories in her personal memoirs, which have been lovingly gathered into a book filled with not only stories, but recipes, pictures, and family history. She encouraged those who attended to start their own memoirs with what they know and then branch out to other members of the family. “When you go to family reunions, you talk about apple pie or cherry pie or the newest grandbaby,” she said. “We don’t talk to the ancestors and that’s what we should be doing.” When writing your memoirs, Merce suggested using information in the library and online. “It doesn’t have to be something important,” she said. “Just write what’s in your heart.” The Write On Writers Workshop also had sessions about writing poetry, writing news articles, and publishing.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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  1. Cristie is a great storyteller! Wish I had written down my Grandmother's stories before she had passed away. SO much family history lost.