Interview with Sue William Silverman, author of Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You; Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction; and the new book, Fearless Confessions: A Guide to Writing Memoir.

Prompt: Today’s Write The Book Prompt comes from my guest, Sue William Silverman, who included it in her new book on craft, Fearless Confessions. Recall a photograph from childhood, or dig one out of an old album. Write a paragraph about it using the voice and sensibility of who you were when the photograph was taken. Then, write a paragraph about it through the voice and sensibility of who you are now. Next, write a third paragraph that combines the perspectives of the first two: a paragraph that speaks in both the Voice of Innocence and the Voice of Experience. 

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Music credits: 1) “Dreaming 1″ - John Fink; 2) “Filter” - Dorset Greens (a Vermont band featuring several South Burlington High School students)

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  • theotherbed

    This is so powerful. Thank you for this. What you cannot know, or possibly could have anticipated, is that this exactly what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. I’m beginning to think that perhaps there is a God. Or at least that my HPs are looking out for me.

    This will be the subject of tomorrow’s post over at I’m up for spreading the word. And I’m now following you on Twitter!

    So Grateful, theotherbed

    P.S. Just so you know, this showed up on my google alert for sexual addiction.

    Jul 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm
  • Sue Silverman

    Dear “theotherbed,” Thank you so much for this great response–and sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but I’ve been traveling. I am really thrilled that this prompt and the interview were helpful to you. This truly means a great deal to me. Thank you for following me on twitter, too, and I’ll check out your website, too! Warm wishes, Sue

    Jul 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm