You need to write a memoir—except the mere thought floods you with anxiety. You’ve got decades of memories; where would you even start? Lists to the rescue!
There are countless ways to defeat ourselves, but the biggest and worst is to make the task too big and then feel daunted before we ever start
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Poet and memoirist Benjamin Vogt discusses his own personal journey to learn his family’s history.
Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld explain how to craft a compelling scene and when it’s okay to use summary.
Understand the 7 sins of memory, and how to use these sins to convey greater meaning and truth in your stories.
Can we trust our memories as “facts?” And what if others disagree? How do we explain our creative process and answer their protests?
Today’s post features an item excerpted from A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement (New World Library, 2012) by Barbara Abercrombie. Barbara has published 14 books and numerous essays and articles, and has taught creative writing courses for almost three decades. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Find out more at her […]