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Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:27 pm
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:54 pm
Is a memoir a memory of your own? Or could it be the memory of a fictional character?

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Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:14 pm
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:34 am

A memoir is a memory of your own, thus non-fiction.

Hope that helps...
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Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:46 pm
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Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:26 am
what's a memoir?

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Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:58 pm
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Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:28 am
So it is there for imposibull to writ a fake memour. . . Intresting . . .

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Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:55 pm
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Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:28 pm
Hey there. Actually, so people's memoirs are so exaggerated, they become more fiction than non-fiction. For instance, there was this one woman's story about how she escaped from a concentratio camp and was rescued by wolves that she published as a memoir but was a actually a total scam. Another ficticious memoir is "A Beautiful Mind". If you're still interested in ficticious memoirs, try searching the New York Times website or other periodicals for more info.

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Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:42 pm
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Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:13 pm
Dear NoodleDoodle, even though an actual memoir (what this part of the boards is designed for) is nonfiction, you can experiment with any forms you like when writing fiction. For example, I recently read a novel that was written like a collection of historical documents. A lot of short fiction is written in a memoir-type style, with a first-person narrator looking back at an important moment in his life. So you can tell about the memory of a fictional character, but you might want to post it on the short fiction board.


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