6 Tips for Honoring the Story Within: A Memoir Writer’s Challenge
Posted by Kathleen Pooler/@kathypooler.
Six Tips for Honoring the Story Within: A Memoir Writer’s Challenge…
Writing a memoir is hard work.
I know because I have been writing mine for the past four years.
I actually started writing vignettes about twelve years ago and have journaled since my teens. But I didn’t get serious about my memoir writer’s journey until 2009 when I started taking memoir writing workshops and attending writing conferences.
It’s very humbling to learn what you don’t know and when I started out, I didn’t know anything about writing a memoir. I only knew that I had a story inside me and that I wanted to write about it.
It is a well-known fact in memoir writing circles that writing a memoir is a daunting task fraught with many challenges, not the least being: excavating painful memories, standing in your truth, and dealing with family members or close friends who may not agree with your perception of the truth.
All that on top of a market that says you have to be a celebrity to sell your story.
The odds against writing a memoir that will sell can feel pretty overwhelming.
But readers love stories they can connect with and we all have a story within to share.
How can we honor these stories?…
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Next Week: “Back to My Roots: A Memoir Moment.”