10-second review: When not to write a memoir?
Title: “When Not to publish.” A L Turpin. The Writer (November 2008), 34-35. The Writer is a magazine written by writers for writers.
Summary: When writing a memoir, be careful not to write something that will tear apart your family. It’s not worth the bitterness that will follow.
Comment: If you have to be negative toward someone’s actions or words, find a nice or neutral way to say it. As I advise with problematic items of usage, “Write around it.” RayS.