How to Write Your Memoir with Fun, Easy Lists
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!
Have Trouble Getting That Book Done? Try Doing Less.
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
Details Help Writers Overcome Their Fear
Memoirist Benjamin Vogt discusses how evoking sensory details in writing can banish a writer's fears.
How to Write a Query Letter: Nonfiction and Memoir
Learn how to pitch your nonfiction book to agents and publishers—whether you're writing memoir, narrative nonfiction, or prescriptive nonfiction.
Taking the Risk to Write Deeply About Your Family History
Poet and memoirist Benjamin Vogt discusses his own personal journey to learn his family's history.
The Fundamentals of Writing a Scene
Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld explain how to craft a compelling scene and when it's okay to use summary.
Using the Fallacy of Memory to Create Effective Memoir
Understand the 7 sins of memory, and how to use these sins to convey greater meaning and truth in your stories.
How True and Factual Does Your Memoir Have to Be? 5 Principles
Can we trust our memories as “facts?” And what if others disagree? How do we explain our creative process and answer their protests?
What Does Your Mother Think of Your Writing? Does It Matter?
Today's post features an item excerpted from A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement (New World