Monday, November 17, 2008

Topic: Memoirs

10-second review: When not to write a memoir?

Title: “When Not to publish.” A L Turpin. The Writer (November 2008), 34-35. The Writer is a magazine written by writers for writers.

Summary: When writing a memoir, be careful not to write something that will tear apart your family. It’s not worth the bitterness that will follow.

Comment: If you have to be negative toward someone’s actions or words, find a nice or neutral way to say it. As I advise with problematic items of usage, “Write around it.” RayS.

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