Debbie LaChusa

Memoir Journey

Posts chronicling my memoir writing journey, lessons learned, observations, revelations, and thoughts on the art of writing memoir.

Author vs. Writer

I’ve written for as long as I can remember. I majored in Journalism in college. But I never considered myself a writer. I was a business person and marketer who wrote, a woman who journaled. I wrote with an agenda: to educate, market, sell, share, and understand and process life. Professionally, I labeled myself an …

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Why Memoir? Why Now?

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I’ve felt called to write a memoir for more than a year. Coincidentally, I realized I’ve been reading memoir for the past few years. Always a nonfiction reader, my previous book choices were usually in the personal development or self help genre. I read to learn, to grow, to understand life… mine and other people’s. …

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