Writing Memoir, Truth or Fact

Memoir is our experience of what happened.

It offers ways to discover and organize meaning, to understand, and reconcile –even recover from – something or someone in our past. 

Because memory is subjective, it can be tenuous, conditional, and error-prone. There will be events and conversations that we only vaguely recollect. This can require that we synthesize a coherent narrative from what we know and what we believe to be true.

As imperfect as memory is, we must commit to writing with the intent to discover and reveal the deeper truth, not to hide or change it. 

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.” ― Stephanie Klein


  Writing Prompt: Write about an incident in your past. Then write about that incident from the perspective of another person involved.