“Dude, like no way. That’s not the way I remember it – at all. You can’t be saying that.”
May is Memoir Month at The Writers Chat Room.
Come visit on Sunday as we talk about memory. Should you share with family and friends, especially during your first draft? When does a memory become more fiction than fact? Does family input rob you of a story which should have been yours?
How True and Factual Does Your Memoir Have to Be? 5 Principles
Much of what we remember is forever lost in the physical world, however much it may shimmer and possess us now. Can we trust our memories as “facts?” And what if others disagree? How do we explain our creative process and answer their protests? Here are a few principles to assist you.
Wednesday and Sunday we will talk about what defines a memoir.
How does it differ from a personal essay or an autobiography? When does a Memoir slip into the area of becoming a Therapy Journal? What is a Fictionalized Memoir? Is a Fictionalized Memoir the thing we write while waiting for our ‘characters’ to pass on?
We will start with these questions and begin exploring things to include and avoid while writing a memoir.