Ever thought about writing a memoir? A client of mine who is in the midst of writing a memoir passed on this insightful interview excerpt with Salman Rushdie at Emory University in 2011. He explains why the best of memoirs employ the novelistic technique. Check it out:
He answers these questions:
– Just like in novels, when writing a memoir, why is it so important to make the real people in the story come alive on the page?
– Where is fiction in every memoir, if it includes time from our childhood?
– What is the: What, Who, Why and How in a novel?
– Of these four, which in the only one a memoir has to deal with? Why?
Do you think it is easier to write a memoir than a novel? See what Rushdie says….