Dear Diary

When I was writing my memoir, Chasing Ghosts, I used some of my childhood and early adulthood diaries. I was about to recycle them when I heard an interview with Dr Irving Finkel on Saturday Live about The Great Diary Project. The brainchild of Dr Finkel and Dr Polly North, the Great Diary Project was … Continue reading Dear Diary


Memoir: Truth or Fiction?

 A relative, on reading my memoir, pointed out some errors relating to my memory of my brother’s funeral. I replied that a memoir consists of the writer’s memories, so I wasn’t worried about her recalling the event somewhat differently. Who is to say who is right? Memory is a very personal thing and most memoir … Continue reading Memoir: Truth or Fiction?