Writing Memoirs

Do you feel you’ve had an especially interesting life? Or did you have a relative that made an deep impression on your life? Or perhaps you’ve dealt with and overcome some type of trauma and you’re finally ready to put it all down in writing. Here are some suggested books to get you moving towards writing your memoirs.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs: A Handbook for Writing LifestoriesAn excellent guide for both beginners and experienced writers who want to write personal and family stories. Countless helpful suggestions for remembering, researching, organizing, and collecting memories.


Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into LiteratureLearn how to open up memory, access emotion, and shape scenes from experience. Shows how life events become plot lines. Includes writing exercises that help to get at the core issues you want to write about.


Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal EssayPacked with insights and advice, both practical and irreverent, to help you get your story told. Helps you stop procrastinating and start the writing process.


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