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Five Essential Tips for Writing a Memoir - Writers Write

Five Essential Tips for Writing a Memoir - Writers Write

Fall 2016 Telesummit: The Heart and Soul of Memoir - Date: November 11, 2016 Time: 10am-2pm PST / 1pm-5pm EST As memoir writers, we know the challenge we face—how to explore the truths of our story while balancing artistry and accuracy. How to write a good story that carries the heft of lived experience as we explore our memories. We write about ourselves, family, and […] http://namw.org/2016/09/fall-2016-telesummit-the-heart-and-soul-of-memoir/

Fall 2016 Telesummit: The Heart and Soul of Memoir - Date: November 11, 2016 Time: 10am-2pm PST / 1pm-5pm EST As memoir writers, we know the challenge we face—how to explore the truths of our story while balancing artistry and accuracy. How to write a good story that carries the heft of lived experience as we explore our memories. We write about ourselves, family, and […] http://namw.org/2016/09/fall-2016-telesummit-the-heart-and-soul-of-memoir/

It’s not what happens to us in our lives that makes us into writers; it’s what we make out of what happens to us. It’s our distinctive point of view.

It’s not what happens to us in our lives that makes us into writers; it’s what we make out of what happens to us. It’s our distinctive point of view.

"So then the task of the memoir writer is doubly hard: not just to write a good book, but to bestow onto the reader possession of her own life. ...When I crack open the spine of a new book, I am putting a basic kind of trust in the author. That she will entertain me. That, by the end, I will know myself better. That her honesty will be hedged with art. That she will let me have her realizations."

"So then the task of the memoir writer is doubly hard: not just to write a good book, but to bestow onto the reader possession of her own life. ...When I crack open the spine of a new book, I am putting a basic kind of trust in the author. That she will entertain me. That, by the end, I will know myself better. That her honesty will be hedged with art. That she will let me have her realizations."

10 Secrets Of Successful Memoir Writers | The Huffington Post

10 Secrets Of Successful Memoir Writers | The Huffington Post

I came across Anne Hamilton’s memoir A Blonde Bengali Wife a few months ago via an amazing Facebook group, Women Writers, Women’s Books. At the time, I was editing together Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand and recall being quite pleased to find another travel memoir writer in the group!  Reading her posts and the description of her novel, I was immediately struck by the similarities to the start of our first trips abroad, and in awe of her decision to found a charity based in…

I came across Anne Hamilton’s memoir A Blonde Bengali Wife a few months ago via an amazing Facebook group, Women Writers, Women’s Books. At the time, I was editing together Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand and recall being quite pleased to find another travel memoir writer in the group! Reading her posts and the description of her novel, I was immediately struck by the similarities to the start of our first trips abroad, and in awe of her decision to found a charity based in…

Cover of 'The Memoir Project'

Cover of 'The Memoir Project'

Excited to be a part of the Writer’s Voice series at Chico State tomorrow evening! Thursday, March 2 7:30 pm at Zingg Recital Hall reading from Vista Del Mar, showing images, and speculating on the memoir writer’s impulse to give words to place and find anchors in time

Excited to be a part of the Writer’s Voice series at Chico State tomorrow evening! Thursday, March 2 7:30 pm at Zingg Recital Hall reading from Vista Del Mar, showing images, and speculating on the memoir writer’s impulse to give words to place and find anchors in time

Exploring Place: Finding Yourself and Your Story | National Association Memoir Writers

Exploring Place: Finding Yourself and Your Story | National Association Memoir Writers

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