Monthly Archives: March 2015

The creative element

(A further continuation of my previous discussions on the literary docu-memoir form as I use it in my own work …) In my literary docu-memoir, as the writer, I attempt to create “colour” to give the work a cinematic quality to … Continue reading

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More snippets on literary docu-memoir, on how my form differs to that of Parker

(a continuation from last week’s post) With my work, because of my participants’ histories as care-leavers, I felt that to confuse my subjects’ identities as Parker does would be an act of condescension and betrayal. In an attempt to show … Continue reading

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Crafting my literary docu-memoir…

(Continuation from last week) To begin with, like Parker, other than to determine the focus of my work, I did not plot a theme for each of the subjects’ stories. I could not. I did not know what any of … Continue reading

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Literary docu-memoir, a new way of writing lives … ethical dangers

(This weeks blog is a continuation from last week, and is drawn from my essay on literary docu-memoir, which was first  published in the EJLW, October 2014) As G. Thomas Couser (2004) warns, there are ethical dangers inherent in writing … Continue reading

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