Do I Own My Story? But What If It’s Also Your Story, and You Don’t Want Me To Tell It?

From Laurie Hertzel, senior books editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and memoirist of News to Me: Memoirs of an Accidental Journalist (U. Of Minn. Press), some sound advice on publishing your memoirs. They are your memories, but how do you separate your life from the lives of those around you? Can you write your memoirs without offending anyone?

newsLaurie H. offers clear thinking without proposing a clear or ‘right’ way (as expected; it’s writing, after all). But she shares one solid piece of advice worth passing along:

  • “Beware the small, gratuitous hurt.”

The whole piece over on Brevity Magazine’s Non Fiction Blog is worth a read if you’re struggling with the same issues as Laurie H. Follow the link below.

Source: Do I Own My Story? But What If It’s Also Your Story, and You Don’t Want Me To Tell It?

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