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Seven Reasons for Writing a More Personal Memoir

You want to write your memoir, but you resist getting too personal, going in too deep. In short, writing a more personal memoir.

Your guarded secret that you wanted to have your own business one day or your hope that your father would apologize eventually for his denigration of you—this has happened and it has had a great impact on you. Your even deeper secrets—the sexual orientation that you dared not reveal or your negative self-concept—surely this can’t be the subject of a memoir. How would you live this down? Isn’t it better to stick with the facts and dates? And aren’t these inner realities too personal to impose on others?

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2 Responses to Seven Reasons for Writing a More Personal Memoir

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    Daniel Bennett October 2, 2019 at 10:04 AM #

    Thanks Denis. It takes a lot of guts to do this and you have been encouraging ever since I started following your posts. The Time Management for Writers was helpful.

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    Denis Ledoux October 2, 2019 at 11:52 AM #

    Daniel, Thanks for your note. Yes, it takes a bit of nerve to get personal—not only because you might be revealing something to the public but because you might also be revealing something to yourself!

    I’m glad you also benefited from the Time Management program. As writers we have needs that are different from a business person’s. We do not only need to be productive and efficient we also need to maintain a connection to our inner selves. This fuels the energy that infuses our writing.

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