Five Scribe Readers, I met some fascinating people on my trip to Georgia, South and North Carolina last September. One stop included a visit to Sisters in Crime/South Carolina Chapter. One of my fellow SINC members is Danielle Dahl, author of Sirroco, a girl comes of age in war-torn Algeria.She mentioned at our meeting that she was writing a memoir. Impressed, I wanted to know more. Please welcome Danielle Dahl as she talks about memoirs.
“You don’t need to tell all. Be tactful. More important, do not seek their blessings as their memories might be different, if not opposite, to yours. Just tell your story, your truth, as you remember it.”
Danielle Dahl is a member of the South Carolina Writers Workshop, Sisters in Crime, the National Association of Memoir Writers, and the Seneca Writers Critique Group. Dahl won second place in the 2011 Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards for nonfiction. She was semi-finalist in the 2011 William Faulkner Wisdom Competition for a novel-in-progress as well as for a short story. Lastly, two of her creative nonfiction stories appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Petigru Review Literary Journal.