Helpful comments I’ve heard lately on the way to the memoir:

You already have the story.  That’s all I’m saying.  Fiction — now that’s art, that’s real creativity.

Come on, you embellish.  You do.  You’ll never convince me you don’t.  ….  Sorry, I don’t mean you personally, I mean all nonfiction writers.

Memoirs are just a another kind of fiction.  If you buy a memoir, you’re just a victim of marketing.

How do you figure it’s your place to tell that story?  That takes some serious ego.  Um, no offense.

Oh, you write nonfiction.  You don’t need to use metaphors or anything.


What kind of help have you received lately?