Saturday, January 22, 2011
FORGET ME NOT
Here's a weird thing I've come across a few times when writing memoir.
I have a memory that I feel must be inaccurate.
I'm currently writing a wedding scene. I feel my brother must have been there, but I have absolutely no memory of his being there. Zero. So my feeling is to write the scene without him. This is my memory, after all. But it's highly possible he was there. I could ask him. And he might confirm that he was there, but would that matter? When I have no memory of his being there? Is memoir all about writing it the way you remember it? I think it is.