DL: As part of my virtual book tour for the Memoir Writing Series, I did a stop at Sonia Marsh’s blog. Below is a link to that post. Leave a comment and explore Sonia’s blog. You will find it full of interesting and useful posts.
A Memoir Can Be Hard to Write
—But You Can Do It!
Sometimes at the beginning of a workshop or of coaching relationship, people ask whether writing a memoir going to be hard.
The short—but possibly intimidating—answer is: “Yes, a memoir can be hard to write! The longer and more encouraging answer is: Yes, but you can do it!
Writing any long piece requires discipline and hours of commitment to the task. A memoir is no exception. You may have to learn skills you do not now possess. You may have to face a past you would rather not face. While your lifewriting may have these hard moments and others, it is important not to dwell on these when they occur.
We have helped many people whose lives demanded to be recorded but who themselves were not writers to create interesting and well-written memoirs.
We listen to you speak your story. We ask you a multitude of questions. Then we get to work writing. We come back to you with text and you make lots of corrective comments and we ask you a whole lot of new questions. Then, we go back to writing again.
Over time, your story develops into a memoir—one that you have shaped at every stage of the writing process.
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