Taking the Risk to Write Deeply About Your Family History

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.
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When Structure Sets You Free

Essayist and professor Nell Boeschenstein discusses how establishing structure can liberate your writing.
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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.
Lisa Gornick

The Yearning to Learn From Our Lives

The personal essay can provide an artful account of earned insight often more useful than years of therapeutic work.
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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?
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Why Is There a Surge in Memoir? Is It a Good Thing?

Today's guest post is by Shirley Hershey Showalter, who has been blogging about memoir for four years and is writing a memoir