Is it brave to write a memoir? Often times I think it is brazen. It would take more chutzpah for me to sit down and shut up than it does for me to tell these stories. It’s the easy way out. Don’t invent characters and figure out their motivations. Sit there and stare at your own brain and the brains of those around you and figure out their motivations. You just have to think about it and observe, it is not an act of creation. You don’t have to be consistent, just truthful. Hell, you don’t even have to be truthful, you just have to be emotionally truthful and write about it well. We can do no wrong.
What can you not shut up about?