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Mike Monett

Location: Dayton, OH and Deland, FL, United States

Gender: M

Member Since: May 2019

Last online: May 2019

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Last Updated May 03, 2019

I'm Finding Lots of Good Writing Here

I just joined Booksie May 1st, and am already glad.

I have been reading the writing of others here. There is so much, and that pleases me. Since there is so much, I have been focusing on non-fiction and memoir, and on more recent dates. 

It may be awhile before I write myself, because I am taking time to see what else is here, and what others have contributed, and I am shelving their work and becoming a Fan of some of them.


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At age 65, here at my snowbird home in Deland, Florida, in the Spring of 2019, just before returning to my condo in Dayton, Ohio, I realize I love memoirs.

So I am joining Booksie today, and I will see if it helps me explore this love further.

I enjoy reading what normal people say about their normal lives and past. But most of the memoirs at the library are by famous people, or by people who have experienced unusual lives, or who have been through difficult struggles that prompted them to write. So, I hope I can find more of what I like to read by expanding beyond the library to online memoirs.

Also, there may be other things I find I like here at Booksie besides memoirs.

I think I might write my own stories here, if I come to believe this is the place for that. I did journal writing when I was seven years old, then when I was eleven, and then from 2006 until about 2012 (https://mikemonett.livejournal.com/).

But I was never able to attract any readers, or find other journalers that wrote posts I wanted to read. I was frustrated, because my friends and family don't care much about the personal lives of me or each other. When I start talking about my life, they change the subject to politics or hobbies or the news. If I ask about their personal lives, they don't see them as interesting, so, once again, they change the subject.

Maybe now I can finally connect as a teller of personal stories to others who also love to talk about their lives and memories.

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