Category Archives: memoir writing

Memoir: Writing the past imperfect

Is your past perfect? Of course not, and that just means you’ve had a life. That’s the stuff some really good memoirs are made of. Even if we don’t have big stories of past troubles, we are not perfect, and … Continue reading

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Memoir: Your Journey, an Inheritance

Now what? Last week I attended our county library’s author event with Dani Shapiro, whose latest book is Inheritance: A memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love. The room was packed, all to hear her fascinating story of shocking discovery through … Continue reading

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Memoir – Betrayal and how personal do you need to be?

When writing memoir, how to work with your family members and/or friends is always a consideration. Should you even tell them you are writing? If you do, how much should you let them influence you? I saw the following post … Continue reading

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