The strength of voice

When my memoir professor Edvige Giunta the Sicilian American woman and lover of literature who taught me how to write memoir read my memoir when it was in its early stages of being written Edi read my memoir piece and she said “Ayesha you nailed voice” “very good”. The secret to writing memoir is just that nailing voice. Mary Karr NY Times Best selling poet and memoirist says in The Art of Memoir that the secret to writing a good memoir is “voice”. This means you have to nail voice and no one should question who is telling this story. They should trust the narrator, the reader should trust the narrator “I” telling the story the 1st person narrator! Memoirs are first person narratives.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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