How do you know which memories to use in a memoir?
Writing your memoir is a bit like detective work. You have to sleuth your way through memories, discarding some, rearranging others and investigating further to gain meaning for your story and for your life.
THIS BLOG WILL EXPLORE:
1) The role of memory in writing your memoir and the question “whose version of the truth is correct?”
2) How to access your memories and uncover stories or different perspectives about yourself
3) Uncovering what you are choosing to forget and whether that belongs in your story
4) How to weave reflection and hindsight into your memoir
My Writing Tips Tuesday this week touches on memory in memoir and I share some personal stories of how my memories affected the writing of my family story.
Writing your life story can be a daunting prospect for you if you are writing about difficult or challenging people or situations.