Writing a memoir is like making one's way through a maze. First of all, it’s hard to back away from life’s events and experiences to see them clearly. The honest attempt to put our ego and emotions aside is something we, TellTale Souls, constantly work on when writing our bio-vignettes that capture the character and spirit of our mothers or other significant people in our lives.
This is today's reminder for all of us who write memoir - or don’t write, for that matter. To take this one step further, even after we've back away to get a better view of the events or experiences we're writing about, the way in which we remember them will also differ greatly from the way someone else “clearly” remembers these same incidents.
Listen to what others say, if it’s important to you to do so. Their reflections could nudge additional memories out into your consciousness. But realize that what you see clearly is your truth, at least for today, and rely on that without second guessing.
More short tips and thoughts to come...
THE STORY WOMAN ASKS YOU TO WRITE A SHORT, TRUE MEMOIR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER OR ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE.