How do you make your reader care about your story? By finding the unusual in one of three dimensions: character, subject, or style.
The power of memoir is not in its “realness” or because the events are “true.” Its power is in the writer’s willingness to go where others won’t.
What the one-line joke can teach you about effective storytelling.
A full list of topics in School of Nonfiction’s flagship “Memoir Series.” Find what’s already published and see what is forthcoming.
Fresh ideas. A new community. An ending and a beginning.
Memoir writing is a craft, with techniques and practices that can be learned. And whatever can be learned, can be taught.
We all have our favorites. These are mine — from the essential to the light-hearted to the deep and comprehensive.
Some rules for memoirists, some obvious, some less so.
Some people confuse memoir writing with therapy. Here’s why they’re wrong.