Why you should write your memoir

Amber Lea Starfire said,

Many memoirs are about difficult subjects: poverty, abuse, mental and physical illnesses, death, and loss. But it isn’t necessary to have a hard life in order to write a meaningful memoir. In a *Writer’s Digest article, Jeanette Walls, author of the classic memoir, The Glass Castle, is quoted as having said, “One of the lessons I’ve learned from writing this memoir is how much we all have in common. So many of us think that certain things only happened to us and somehow they make us less of a person. I’m constantly urging people, especially older folks, to write about their lives. It gives you new perspective. …Memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, This is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it. It’s honestly sharing what you think, feel, and have gone through. If you can do that effectively, then somebody gets the wisdom and benefit of your experience without having to live it.” Memoir shapes life events into a story that communicates your truth to others.

Click on over here to read what she says about writing your memoir and begin writing yours.          

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