Times Past: What is Memoir

Times Past: What is Memoir

By Irene Waters I started off this series for Charli saying that I had already written about what memoir is and at the time I chose not to repeat it. However, in summing up for the last post in this series, I thought it is probably worth revisiting what a memoir is....
Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

By Irene Waters Truth is considered fundamental in writing memoir. The work of Smith and Watson show that memory is not an exact memory of the past event but the past combined with the present, differences in history and ideologies of the time so rather than memory...
Times Past: Themes and Focus

Times Past: Themes and Focus

By Irene Waters Although memoir is a true story of a particular part of your life, it must still have structure if you intend for others to read it. Firstly you have to decide what is the story that you want to tell. For most memoir writers it will be the most...
Times Past: Conversations

Times Past: Conversations

By Charli Mills, Generation X, Rural US Television killed the conversation. That’s how I think of “family” dinners growing up. As an only child in rural northern California, my parents didn’t converse at dinner. Instead, my mother prepared the...