Memoir: Non-fiction or ????

Who Says Memoir Has to be Non-fiction?

When I read this article in The Millions that was posted on Facebook, I began thinking about my recent experience in writing my husband’s memoir: We were legends in our own minds, which is still in the editing stage.

Since many of the incidents he related about the rock acts he interacted with happened decades ago, his memories of them are not perfect. Granted, he relayed many of those stories time and time again over the years; but still, the exact date, what he or the performer actually said, or each detail of the incident were fuzzy. What to do? Fictionalize it? Look for documentation to corroborate his stories? We chose the latter, but according to this article, that wouldn’t be necessary.

What’s your opinion about this much-discussed topic?


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