Secrets of a memoirist

Mary Karr's Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She is well known for her best-selling books, Lit: A Memoir, Cherry, and The Liars' Club She published The Art of Memoir in 2015. In the book, she includes 'An Incomplete Checklist To Stave Off Dread'. Mary Karr's Memoir…
127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

If you’re writing a novel or a memoir, or brainstorming interesting questions for a profile or an interview, you'll love these prompts. Use them for your character biographies or as daily writing prompts or to generate ideas for blog posts. If you're thinking about writing…
The Truth About Memoirs — 6 Ways To Write A Memoir

The Truth About Memoirs — 6 Ways To Write A Memoir

Continuing my series of posts on The Truth About Memoirs, I want to talk about ways in which you can tell your stories. 6 Ways To Write A Memoir 1.   Interior Monologue We overhear the memoirist’s unedited and uninhibited inner thoughts. We are intimate trespassers.…
Why Writing A Memoir Is The Ultimate Selfie

Why Writing A Memoir Is The Ultimate Selfie

Apparently, it’s simple. You flip the camera on your phone, extend your arm and snap away. It’s not so easy for me. It takes practice, a long arm and a certain degree of confidence. Whether you love them or hate them, avoid them or post…
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