Memoir writing isn’t just writing the facts of one’s life

To make a memoir worth reading, they must be engaging.  Which means getting personal.  I recently read a statement to the effect that for a memoir to be interesting, it must border on embarrassing.  In other words, revealing.

I have tried to re-find the quote I read about memoirs needing to border on embarrassing so I could quote it directly here.  I couldn’t find it, but I found a post by another person that reveals components of a good memoir.  Check out what Jeff Goins has to say about the components of memoir writing here.


About Bekka King

I write memoir material and semi-biographic reflection on topics of my choice, allowing me to flirt publicly with an assortment of life fantasies. Follow me to lands maybe not so far away, where I wander into liminal places.
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