Write down the theme of your memoir as a question or an issue you want to explore.
– How was my family affected by the violence around us?
– Dealing with grief.
Note: The theme you choose for this assignment isn’t set in stone. Your idea of what your theme is might change as you work on your memoir. That’s fine. Writers often discover their theme as they write.
– Why am I “not good enough?”
– Emotionally unavailable parents