This post is one of 26 I am writing for the A-Z Challenge on the subject of writing a memoir. I’m not an expert in writing memoirs, but I’m exploring the topic with thoughts about writing one, and am happy to share the fruits of my exploration.
An x-ray machine enables a radiologist to see inside you. Your memoir enables your readers to see inside you. Are you ready for the exposure that publishing a memoir will cause? Am I?
Unfortunately, but excitingly, I probably won’t be able to respond to your comments before the beginning of May. But do please keep commenting. When the challenge is over, I will write a concluding post with a summary of all the advice you’ve been giving me. And don’t forget, the Comment link is at the top of this post.
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Yes, this is something that needs careful thought. Are we ready for the exposure? Do we want it? Why? I think it’s important to examine our motives for writing, or more importantly for seeking publication of, a memoir before going ahead and trying for publication.
And even after doing that there may be surprises.
Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.