It has been a month of beginnings and endings: full of challenges and seemingly disparate occurrences, yet not without its moments of synchronicity and insight. Continue reading
This month has been massive! I learnt about accepting resistance, but prior to that, my resolve to be happy and grateful was well and truly tested. Two things were what helped me through tough times. Continue reading
Life writing is much more than just a listing of facts: dates, figures, events, etc. It is the animating of a life in such a way that others are engaged, interested, inspired even. If life writing is not simply the facts, what is it that people look for in autobiographies, biographies and memoirs?
The genre of life writing is so broad, it can be difficult to identify what falls within this category and where the boundaries of the genre lie. And once you are clear of the boundaries, the genre itself can be fraught with difficulties.
We all know what life writing is…biography and autobiography, right? I mean, there are shelves in bookstores and libraries dedicated to them, we’ve read them, we’ve watched representations of them on TV and in film, perhaps we’ve even attempted to write them. They are the record of a life, one’s own or another’s. But is it really as simple as that?