Secrets of a memoirist

7 Really Good Reasons To Write A Memoir

7 Really Good Reasons To Write A Memoir

Use this post from Writers Write, your comprehensive writing resource, to find seven really good reasons to write a memoir. Why write a memoir? If you have made a decision to write about your life, you have decided to write a memoir. Memoir isn’t the…
Do You Want To Write A Memoir?

Do You Want To Write A Memoir?

Use this post from Writers Write, your comprehensive writing resource, to answer the question: Do you want to write a memoir? "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Secrets of a…
7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we suggest seven ways to create suspense in your memoir. [This excerpt is from our Secrets of a Memoirist course.] "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s…
Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs

Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we’ve shared American writer, Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs. Jaime Lowe is an American writer. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Lowe is the author of Digging for Dirt:…
6 Ways To Discover What Your Memoir’s Really About

6 Ways To Discover What Your Memoir’s Really About

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. If you're a memoirist, use this post to discover what your memoir's really about. We know that most memoirs are survival stories. They are about getting through something – an addiction, an abusive relationship, or a life-threatening situation.…
7 Exercises To Try Before You Write About Yourself

7 Exercises To Try Before You Write About Yourself

Writers Write is a writing resource, and, in this post, we give you seven exercises to try before you write about yourself. Writing a memoir is exhausting. If you are going to write about yourself, if you tell the truth, if you have a real…
Mary Karr's Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we’ve shared American writer, 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…
127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. We have put together 127 writing prompts for you 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…
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