Monday, June 09, 2008

So You Want to Write a Memoir?

My student Sarah shared this article with me. A good list!

3 comments:

AmyS. said...

None of my "issues" are on this exhaustive list, so I guess I can still consider writing a memoir at some point. Too bad my mother already got into my head and asked me to "please, never write a memoir." Now if I can only get her out of there...

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

There's always room for one more. Agents and editors have told me that if the voice and writing are sublime, and if they laugh out loud or cry real tears, they'll often buy it.

Carol D. O'Dell said...

Great list! I also teach (and have written 2 memoirs) memoir classes--but you know, there's always room for one more--if it's done well and with heart.

~Carol O'Dell
Author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir
www.mothering-mother.com