True to my word, I did write about Morduch Krasner, my great-grandfather. It was an interesting journey through his documentation. There’s a family through Ancestry.com that insists is related to him through a sister, but I have no DNA connection to their cousins, and it just all sounds too good to be true. I insisted on evidence before I accept this sister, especially since her children were born in Ukraine and Morduch lived in Belarus.
I have engaged in a seven-day revision program designed and delivered by Emily Stoddard (of Voice and Vessel), an Amherst Writers & Authors facilitator. I am using my #52snapshot of my maternal grandfather, Avram Mendel Pryzant (aka Max Perlman). In just three days of her “Throughlines” program, I have learned so much about this piece and what it wants to say. Once completed, I’ll apply the same practice to other draft essays.
Barbara, please lmk how you like the seven-day revision program. Is it just for memoir writing?
Hi, Arlene. I’m enthralled by this revision program. It can be applied to any form of writing. I’ve used it before for fiction. This process allows you to see opportunities in the writing that you might have glossed over and how to make the most of the story you want to tell.