Speak, memory. (Or at least whisper a bit louder.)
September 3, 2013 6:40 AM Subscribe
How do memoir writers jog their memories? How have you (in the absence of note-taking during or immediately after transformative periods in your life) jogged your memory?
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I combed over emails, I've gone through all the photos I can find, but I am still trying to reconstruct even some of the basic details--the kind that make eyewitness testimony so unreliable--like, what happened first at that event, who said exactly what, etc. during some parts of a significant trip I just took.
I know to document document document--and free-write about--what's still fresh now, but do you have any habits or tricks you've used to jog your memory for seemingly-lost details for discrete events weeks, months, or years down the line?