Ok, lets get the cake porn out of the way first lol. Those of you on Facebook will have already seen this, but I’m sure you’ll cope with a second dose of Maple & Pecan Pie with Creme Fraiche
Tonight’s class was all about Memoir. Not one of my fellow 11 students are writing a real memoir, but we discovered that a few of us are writing about themes and other stuff that is part of our own lives.
Some of my notes:
Is writing about your own life (fictionalising it) cheating?
There is a part of us that can relate to everything. All the characters we create are a part of us as they come from inside our heads.
Should writers have therapy to understand themselves better?
Investigate things that intrigue you, be curious, observe, have new experiences.
No ones life is dull. We all have experiences we can draw on.
Take the time to talk to people, ask them about their lives.
Every writer leaves parts of themselves in each of their novels.
Then it was time for my critique….shall I keep you in suspense? Ok, what I will say is that it was very positive, but there are some problems….but more about that on Wednesday for my IWSG post
So do you feel that you leave parts of yourself inside every novel you write? I know I do