Category Archives: memoir writing

Driving: Times Past

Transport has become an increasingly important part of our lives. When my Great Grandfather came to Australia his mode of transport was a pony and cart. Holidays a long way from home simply didn’t happen. The car made a world … Continue reading

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Toys I still do or wish I had: Times Past

Last months responses were wonderful and although contributions were small the comments on all the posts were wonderful and well worth reading. If you are interested in food I suggest you follow the links and read the posts as well … Continue reading

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Creative Non-fiction: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

This is a subject I find is often very misunderstood. People often think that because of the word ‘creative’ that the piece is not strictly true, that the author has allowed some creative narrative content into the piece. That they … Continue reading

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Voice: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

In an earlier post on the ‘I’ characters found in memoir I mentioned that the narrating ‘I’ could be polyvocal – that they could have multiple voices. Firstly, what is a voice. There are two meanings and one always occurs … Continue reading

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Infallible memories?: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

Last week I touched on how we make experience and why each person’s experience will differ from those others that have the same experience. This led inevitably to truth in life-writing and the frauds that have been perpetrated by a … Continue reading

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Experience: Memoir Monday on Tuesday

Last week I wrote about who memoirs are about – the ‘I’ characters that are found within the narrative. This week I ask what is memoir about?  You may say it is about a personal experience. Something that happened to … Continue reading

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A simple word ‘I’ :Memoir Monday on Tuesday

Occasionally I get asked who do you write about when you write a memoir. Although some people write about people they have known, usually well-known mothers or fathers, part of the definition of memoir means that it has to come … Continue reading

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