For January, I asked the following set of questions:
- What do you think is the lure of memoirs for readers?
- Do you think there is a bit of egotism on the part of the writer who focuses on memoirs as a means to “tell stories”?
- Why did you, as writer, feel compelled to write your story
- Why did you feel compelled to share this story with others?
In answering the question, What do you think is the lure of memoirs for readers, Fix begins her response by stating, Personally, I love memoir. I find it so much more fascinating to know the characters are real and the events in the story actually occurred. I still read fiction, but in the back of my mind, I know the author is placing herself in the world of the characters and trying to imagine what she would do if she were confronted with the internal and external forces driving their actions. I don’t believe anyone really knows what they’ll do until they’re actually in any given situation.
To read the rest of Annette Fix’s thoughts on memoirs and to read an article written by Fix on memoir writing, head to All the Blog’s a Page!
You can also read the thoughts of others who have written memoirs – CD Mitchell, Versandra Kennebrew, and K.L. Belvin!