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Lesson3, Exercise 5

EXERCISE 5: What was going on in your neighborhood, your town, your country, and the world during the time period you’ve decided to write about?  You can do a little research to refresh your memory.  Make a list of the … Continue reading

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Lesson 3, Exercises 3&4

EXERCISE 3: Make a list of 5 important events or moments from the time frame you have chosen. Elementary school Kindergarten:  I was sent to the corner for talking.  I was sent to sit on the floor next to the … Continue reading

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LESSON 3,EXERCISE 1: Come up with at least 5 details about your childhood bedroom.

LESSON 3 EXERCISE 1: Come up with at least 5 details about your childhood bedroom. My bed was in the middle, the head of the bed against the wall.  When I lay in bed, Jonathan’s crib was on my left. I think … Continue reading

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My Block

Guy told fairytales one summer night, by the court, until it got dark. We were sitting on his car. What a funny name for a man. Guy. Coco levio. One day I joined a huge caravan of bigwheels speeding around … Continue reading

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“Sounds Like Heaven”

It’s summer.  My library card is in my pocket. I’m walking to the library. I’m nine or ten.  Down Batchelder St, onto Shore Pkwy, past Brown St, Haring and onto Nostrand, across Shore Pkwy North of the Belt, then past Voorhies, Ave Z, … Continue reading

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Lucky Book

Choose one of the scenes you listed for Exercise 1, and write part of the scene. Try to weave in some descriptive details Christmas! I’m sure I received many gifts that year. But I can’t remember any of them except … Continue reading

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It’s My Turn

It’s My Turn, by Diana Ross 45s.  deep wonderful emotion.  happy. exciting. new. wistful. strong. beautiful. crescendo. I was twelve. My first exposure to popular music. I had only listened to gospel music or hymns, Broadway showtunes and children’s songs. … Continue reading

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