Writing A Memoir: 5 Common Misconceptions

Writing A Memoir | 5 Common Misconceptions


  1. This is great Lynette. I especially like #1. A lot of people say to me, “Writing must be cathartic.” I always respond with, if I were writing to be cathartic, then I’d keep a journal. I tell stories for a larger purpose. Also, I could never write about the topics that I do if I wasn’t over them already. Thanks again for this.

    1. I agree Kay. I write for a larger purpose as well. Although my memoir serves me on a personal level as well. Generally speaking, if a writer is having a difficult time finishing a memoir, nine times out of ten, it’s because they haven’t recovered or worked through their trauma.

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