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 to live and write by. These are mine — and should be yours, too, I think. Some are obvious. Others aren’t, but should be.
Some people confuse memoir writing with therapy. Here’s why they’re wrong.
I needed a new name, I thought, something bland and ethnically neutral. When I got one, it didn’t quite work as I thought.