39. Writing Memoir with Marion Roach Smith
How do you write for readers who don’t know you or care about your story? What’s in it for them? Marion Roach Smith has written and taught about memoir for over 20 years. She says, “Memoir is not about you and it’s not a diary.” Well, if memoir isn’t about you, then what is it? Even if you don’t write memoir - your writing probably includes you, and your experiences, and things you’ve learned and how you’ve changed. If you DO write memoir, your writing includes a LOT of you. So, how DO you include your own story and experiences in anything your write? And how do you ever write anything about yourself, if it’s not about you? By the time this episode is over, you’ll know.