So now I’m going to become a blogger just like all the other writers who attended the Surrey International Writers Conference in October and all the writers who watched the Julie and Julia movie. However that is not my reason for starting a blog. I am teaching a Memoir class and thought this would be a good place to share some of my tips on how to write a memoir. I have mapped out the memoir I am writing and each time I read another book on the topic I seem to make another change. This is a process which takes a number of different roads to get to the finished product. Just as there are many reasons to write a memoir, there are also many ways of putting a memoir together.
Here is a list of books on memoirs that I have found helpful:
- Inventing the Truth, The Art and Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser
- The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard
- Shimmering Images, by Lisa Dale Norton