Memoir / Autobiography

Hello Readers welcome back to my blog site.

For a while now I have been writing a manuscript about my life which includes my childhood, siblings, parents, friends  and much more.  In conversation with others  I have  said that I am working on my memoir which in time will preserve history that other members of the family might be interested in. This morning I had a light bulb moment and decided to look up the meaning of memoir then consequently autobiography.  Memoir is a sub-genre category of autobiography……a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.  The history of a person’s life written or told by that person…..centralised and more specific focus story telling.    The autobiography spans the entire life which includes childhood, family history, education and profession.                                                                                        I also quizzed a fellow author about his thoughts on the matter including whether to use real names or not.

After that enlightenment this morning I can now say that the manuscript in progress is an ‘autobiography’.

I have already written about the first 20 years of my life.  It’s amazing how much I can still remember.  When I pause and think about it all and where I am today there is one thing I cannot change ‘Family Roots Remain’.


There is so much more that needs to be documented.  I might even need to divide it into several editions.  Whether I publish or not is a decision I still need to make down the track but one thing is for sure the information will always be in the family history.

Comments are always welcome please.

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