The magic words for fiction writers are “what if…” for memoir writers, “I remember…” breaks the ice.
Without memory time has no meaning…the research for a memoir can be done in an easy chair. Everyone knows their own account, but unless you write your version, who will know there was another family squabble or office feud?
All of us know we are different from anyone else, and if others only knew what we see, how we think and feel they would understand and appreciate us more! (LOL!)
Writing for me is a necessity, I write to learn what I know and how I feel about it.