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30 08 2014

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How To Write Memoir Dialogue That Speaks Volumes

Let’s talk about writing dialogue in a memoir — a creative nonfiction gray area that may have you pondering: What were granny’s exact words as she stood by the chicken coop on that fateful day?

Unlike fiction writers, memoirists are bound by actual events and conversations. In a memoir, readers expect the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But do you really need to recall dialogue word-for-word?

Fortunately, a memoir can be true and also have creative elements. While the right balance of “truth” to “creative” may vary from writer to writer and story to story, here are some basic strategies for writing memoir dialogue: ….

Read further @ Huffington Post



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