Memoir can be an intimidating genre for writers due to the very personal nature of the content. Memoir author, writers group founder, and publishing consultant Patricia L. Brooks offers a workshop aptly named "Write the Memoir You Are Afraid to Write." Brooks strongly encourages aspiring memoirists to "write your truth," despite the risk of getting negative feedback from family or friends. Brooks advises that if you know your heart is in the right place, you can't worry about what others think. By writing about and sharing her truths Brooks has been able to help many women. To build up your confidence in your writing, she recommends finding a critique group that you trust for support and encouragement.
I applaud your courage. Thank you for sharing this.
This interview resonated with me as i am writing my memoir about traumatic experiences in my life and it has been many years since i wanted to write my book. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Thank you for sharing. It's confirmation for my purpose in writing.
I want to write about my marriage, the affair my husband has been having for the last three years and what it has done to our family dynamics, to the way my children think, and the emotional and spiritual journey this has put me through.
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