Family Secrets – Social Media a game changer

Write My Ancestry Story
Should I or shouldn’t I tell?

Family Secret disclosure can be a hard issue when you are writing your memoirs.

I came across this article on guilt-culture and shame-culture and I found it very thought provoking in how it related to my memoir writing activities and constant question of ‘should I tell or shouldn’t I’.Continue Reading

My Best Friend Memoir

One of my favourite books I recently completed was celebrating those women who have been my besties or my best friends.  There were five of them and what would I have done without them and their mothers, by my side, laughing with me, crying with me and being naughty with me. It is the little things that make a story worth telling, the normal everyday things people do and how they interact.

Originally, I did not intend to include the mothers in my life story, but as the journey progressed, I realised those older women had influenced my life as much as their daughters. Continue Reading