Memoir with a View: Discovering the Metaphor of Your Narrator’s Experience

Don’t expect to know your metaphors before you begin to write. This is what you’ll discover as you write. Sue William Silverman   Writing memoir is an act of self-discovery. And the discovery that happens during the writing often reveals the deeper story of the self. Indeed, it’s not a stretch to say that the […]

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Writing Memoir Is an Act of Self-Compassion

  One of the hallmarks of writing memoir is making sense of your life experiences. The very act of looking back and seeing how seemingly disparate events are connected by deeper themes leads not only to insight and wisdom but also to self-compassion. Writing about the past provides an opportunity to see who you once […]

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