Allegation – definition: a statement or assertion made with little or no proof
My collaboration with two other Writers Foundation of Strathcona County members has come to an end. The workbook has been sent off to press and we anxiously await the first printed copies. Once they are available the link will be up on http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/ Your Lifetime of Stories – Ideas for Writing Memoirs
This workbook is in conjunction with the WFSC presentation for memoir writing and gives tips and memory exercises to enable people to organize their memories into a working format. In other words a How To book for memoir writing.
In one section we have covered the question of motives for writing a memoir. It should not be a method for revenge or to reveal hurtful information or secrets held in trust. If the writer’s experience can educate and create awareness that is a very different thing from memoirs to accuse or expose another person. We also made it plain that everyone ‘remembers’ events differently due to their own perspective so when the writer shares the draft, they should keep in mind differing opinions. It is best to ensure family members that the memory is one person’s truth.
Unfortunately, many memories do not follow these rules and become the center for allegations tearing apart families and in some cases communities.
Have you experienced false allegations or know someone who has?
- On not publishing memoirs. (newveracities.wordpress.com)
- How to use a timeline to build emotion and meaning into your memoir or novel (onewildword.com)