Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Published!

The big news today is that one of my short stories was accepted (conditionally) for publication at Word Riot.  The condition?  That I change the title, which I gladly did.  This is non-paying gig, but I'm excited nonetheless!  Hooray for me!

What's the difference between a memoir and an auto-biography? My brilliant boyfriend has checked it out for us and the answer is:  in modern usage, they are almost (but not quite) the same thing.  A memoir is a more personal, and subjective, account of one's life, and may only cover selected periods of time, while an auto-biography is expected  to be more factual in nature and will extend from earliest memories through the time of the writing.  This distinction  was unclear to me.  :~)