From the perspective of writing coach/editor and host of Write Here, Write Now, Tim Morrison, there is no difference in possible or potential approaches between men and women in writing a memoir; in fact, Dr. Tim has found a curious common thread which he will share during this broadcast. Brian H Settles and William L Graham are the guests. Former airline captain Brian Settles writes of life as a bi-racial orphan who became a fighter pilot to overcome the demons of his childhood. He flew in nearly 200 combat missions in Viet Nam. His book No Reason for Dying shares a ruthless, honest testimony of his wartime experience and the hard lessons he subsequently learned in search of himself as he sought a greater purpose in life.
After a visit to his boyhood/growing up communities of Baltzer and Drew, Mississippi, William Graham realized that it would be impossible for his own adult children and certainly his grandchildren to visit and know the Mississippi Delta and its towns of his youth and formative years. He set about to document the times, places, people and events that shaped his life and left an indelible mark on him as a person.
How did each determine the approach to take for writing his individual memoir? What challenges did they encounter? What advice do they share? Listen to the encouragement they offer as men who wrote and published their memoirs.