Help! Have a few writing questions.


This is about writing, but anyone can give their opinions.

My  blog book is named “Government Property – A Memoir of a Military Wife vs a Civilian Wife.” Now technically my title is military only and therefore I wonder if I should just do the military wife section (which is very small) and not include the civilian wife. I would have to do a separate piece for that one and then, of course, I already mean to do my childhood memoir separately.

Suggestions, please.

What do you all think? Should they be broken up more? Memoirs are small pieces of your life and not like autobiographies for those that don’t know.

That would also mean a new title for the civilian part. If you have an idea I am listening.

Also, have to come up with a name for the childhood section. I figure something to do with mental illness since that dominates my life.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

9 thoughts on “Help! Have a few writing questions.

  1. Paula Light

    I think “Government Property: Memoir of a Military Wife” is a great title and you shouldn’t dilute it with the civilian part. Idk what the other titles should be without knowing more of the themes. What kind of mental illness will be highlighted? You could do something like “From Pancakes to Prozac: Memoir of a Disturbed Housewife.”

    No idea about your childhood title.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Paula I like your title LOL My mental problems started in my childhood. Diagnosis wasn’t until adulthood hood though so that title could work.

      I have bipolar disorder with psychosis, anxiety, panic, OCD and PTSD. Oh and borderline personality disorder.

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  2. Mws R

    Separate and/ or together. Maybe the main character is the military wife but with short intermingling of housewife life added. Maybe comparison or brief thought added from the housewife side of things….
    Or separate books too.
    Perhaps writing in military wife but with thoughts from the housewife side.
    ”Anything But A Ordinary Housewife”
    Title

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    1. Tessa Post author

      The civilian housewife is separate from the military housewife. Currently I have it go from military to the civilian, but they are two separate things. 4 years of military wife to the civilian wife which ends in divorce eventually. I like your title. Thanks!

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I have changed from a very long one to 4 separate sections of my life – childhood, military wife, civilian life (when mental problems got really bad) and then my life after divorce. Will probably write in different sections as my mind works on the different areas. Any highlighted areas are readable already of course and I will be adding to them. I will try to set up a single page with links to a separate page for each book with in it. The switch will take some time and some rewriting as I break it apart. I am glad you are interested in reading it. I am still analyzing how my mental health was during these times. My best years were the military years. There was something about that time in my life. Although something just came to my mind now about my bipolar at that time which was still unknown. Have to add that to the appropriate area. I need to slow down and think things through. Now that NANOWRIMO is done I don’t have to rush like crazy.

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