This week I’m excited to introduce you to writer and friend, Emily T. Wierenga. Emily is an award-winning journalist, blogger, commissioned artist and columnist, as well as the author of five books, including the memoir, Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look (Baker Books). This recently released memoir is testament to the healing power of writing and I know you’ll enjoy what she has to say here about writing our stories.
You know the ones.
The stories that keep you up at night, the ones that have you dog-earing pages and weeping in the margins for all these characters have gone through and you want to sleep but you want to read, more, because here’s the thing: these people are real.
The ones you’re reading about, they’re flesh and blood, and besides a few name changes there’s not much fabricated because it’s a memoir.
But the best memoir isn’t just about real people; it’s about the art and the sanctity of storytelling.