DL: I am on a virtual book tour for my Memoir Network Writing Series. This article appeared recently on the LinkedIn Pulse as a guest post.
Have you ever asked, “Who cares about my memoir?”
A perennial, and perhaps inherent, challenge every memoir writer faces is that of audience. Specifically, every writer is saddled with the incapacitating doubt that there is an audience for his/her memoir.
“Who will want to read my memoir? Who cares about my memoir?” asked enough times can bring your writing to a halt.
Of course, it’s a good question. Who will want to read about someone else’s life or even—horrors!—MY life.
“But,” you gasp, “isn’t that what a memoir is—the story of my life? What’s the point of writing if no one is interested?”
Well, yes, it’s true no one is interested in your specific life but…