Memoir isn't the summary of life; it's a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It's not; it's a deliberate construction. William Zinsser - On Writing Well Memoir: A Window Into A Life

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  1. Love Zinsser 🙂

  2. […] and your point-of-view are permitted in this genre.  Lifelong journalist and writing teacher William Zinsser wrote: “…memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a […]

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