Writing Teacher Reviews
Well who wants to write a memoir anyway? Who wants to bring up all that old stuff and I mean the BAD as well as the good. Who wants to just start writing about some little memory and have that little start drag you down the old memory lane til you find you've told the WHOLE darn story - the one you had sort of promised yourself you'd never tell - not to anyone. Not your family, your best friend, some stranger you meet in a bar - no one - no where - no how. Yet there you are, sitting in this small room with 5 or 6 other people you barely know and you are just blabbing your mouth, reading what you've written. You stumbled over your words as you first began your dialogue, but now as you're nearing the final few sentences, you find not only are the words coming out clearly, for gosh sake it feels so good to be finally saying them out loud to other people and not just mumbled to yourself as they have for so many years.
So who wants to write a memoir? Who should write a memoir? You should! Come and join one of Tammy's classes and get to know yourself. She's like a charmer - she gives us ideas which seem as music to our ears, and there we are, bending and weaving and rising out of our "baskets" letting our stories begin. Each time our class meets our stories grow as Tammy listens. That's what she does. She doesn't judge you, your grammar, your punctuation, even your story line. She listens and encourages you to let your story grow, and grow it will. You can't keep it from doing so. Not only do you get to know yourself, you will probably find you like yourself a little better. Now isn't that worth it all?
— Diane Gore, Palm Desert, CA