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Write Your Memoir: The Soul Work of Telling Your Story
Drawing from more than 25 years of literary know-how and modeled after a 15-week college course, this manual provides guidance for seekers wishing to delve further into self-exploration through writing. Extending beyond the idea that memoir writing intends to put past events into a more understandable current perspective, the guide maintains that keeping a document of ones ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Findhorn Press
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I took my time with this book, going back and forth to it throughout the writing process. While I was not writing a memoir, I found it helped me re-engage in writing during moments I felt particularly stubborn and inclined to resist lifting a finger. If you enjoyed Ann Lamott's Bird by Bird and are looking for for a similarly insightful, patient, and supportive read or resource, this is it.
Great manual for memoir writers. It was meant for older people and included a lot of exercises that I didnt do. But the stages of memoir writing he lists out are SPOT ON. So helpful to me right now. I would like to use this book as a reference as I continue to write. ...more
I'm a professor at Curry College. Massachusetts, and a counselor. My doctorate is from Oxford University, in English Literature, and I'm fascinated by literature and by the way it explores the deep structures of the psyche.