View Full Version : Memoir or not?

05-16-2006, 09:35 PM
If I write about my dad finally revealing what happened to him during the war, is it a memoir?

My thought is that if I tie myself into it as in; One chapter talking about his experience, the next my experience growing up that relates to his experience and so forth, it is still MY story.

Or is it then HIS story? If so, then what category does it fall into?

I'm confused. I've started and stopped on this several times and I think that this is at the core of my problem.



aka eraser
05-16-2006, 10:22 PM
I like the concept of the alternate chapters interweaving your two stories and I wouldn't worry a lick about how to label it. Just write a good book. You can figure out what shelf it belongs on when you're done.

Good luck.