I wrote this article in November, the same month the first edition of Memoir went to press.
It was published in November 2013 and my initial reaction to it was “this will be a hit.”
A few months later, however, I was stunned to find it not only an utterly disappointing book, but also the most embarrassing one.
I’m not talking about the book itself, but rather the reactions from the critics who were so eager to jump on the bandwagon and praise its merits that they failed to realize that Memoir was a book that was meant to be written, not read.
Memoir, as the title implies, is the new art.
Memoria, as it’s commonly known, is a word used to describe the process of writing a memoir.
In its simplest form, Memoria is an informal writing session.
In Memoria sessions, the subject of a subject’s life is the primary focus.
There are no formal meetings, no written contracts, and no deadlines.
At this point, the focus is not on the writer, but on the reader.
At the outset, the topic of a person’s life, its past, present, or future is what is on the table.
That is, it is what matters most.
The primary focus of a Memoria session is on how a person relates to their past and how that relates to how they think about their future.
This is the core of Memoria.
As such, Memoir can be understood as the writing of the past.
But the more important aspect of Memorie is what Memoria isn’t: it isn’t about the subject.
Memorie isn’t the “story” of the person.
It’s not about their life, their past, their future, or their hopes and dreams.
It isn’t a “memoir.”
It’s a collection of thoughts, ideas, feelings, memories, and so forth.
There’s nothing else to it, and it’s just an informal way of coming up with your ideas, stories, and ideas.
Memories are what Memorie doesn’t tell you about the person, what Memory doesn’t show you about their past.
The people you write about are not necessarily what you see in the past, or what they’ll see in their future; they’re not necessarily the people who will be involved in your work.
There is no “story.”
Memoria doesn’t mean a memoir in the conventional sense of the word.
Rather, it means a collection and a way of life, an informal, non-traditional way of thinking.
In other words, Memorie means “the story.”
It doesn’t even mean “memorization.”
For Memoria to be the story, it must be an actual, real story.
The more of a story you tell in a Memorie, the better.
This brings us to the very real problem of how to tell a story that is true and relevant to the world, and how to communicate the story to the reader, without actually telling it to the person it’s about.
The problem of telling a true and relatable story has always been a problem for memoirists.
It is, in fact, the central challenge of the writing profession.
In recent years, however