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Marcia Meier commented on the blog post 'My Favorite Books on Writing Memoir'
"Thanks, Tania. And thanks for the other memoir suggestions. I am always looking for helpful resources. Another exceptional book out in the past year on memoir is Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir, by my friend Lisa Lenard-Cook and her co-author. xo"
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"Marcia, such a generous post, thank you for the titles and the descriptions--will check out those I haven't read yet. I still have some of my favorites packed--can you believe it--was scanning my shelves for them to share with you--I…"
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"My favorite books on writing memoir. See my blog post today."
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My Favorite Books on Writing Memoir

I’m teaching a new workshop in the fall (Marcia Meier’s Memoir Boot Camp Supreme!), and as I was going through my books on writing memoir, I realized it might be helpful to share some of my favorites with you. So, in no particular order, here are some exceptional reads on memoir:The Situation and the Story, the Art of Personal Narrative, by Vivian Gornick. This slim book is packed with sage wisdom about how to craft a story from…See More
Jul 26, 2013
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"Sometimes the imperfect is what makes it art, in writing and life. http://www.marciameier.com/blog/2013/4/21/art-and-imperfection.html"
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Let's use this place to share links and resources related to the craft of writing. Share something you have written about craft or links to other great resources. (Please do not post your latest blog entry unless it is specifically about the craft of writing.)Use the following format:topic: specific link or URL, site (date)Example:Metaphor: Think Backward to Write Meaningful Metaphors, Write…See More
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Who I am:
I am an award-winning journalist, editor, teacher, published poet and former director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

In 2010, I began a two-year master of fine arts in creative writing program, which I am blogging about on my website: marciameier.com. I also am a developmental editor and writing coach, and am at work on a novel and a memoir.

I have a degree in journalism and wrote for newspapers for nearly 20 years. I have taught college-level writing for 15 years. I love to take photographs, sing, walk on the beach with my dogs, write poetry and read good fiction.

www.marciameier.com
www.navigatingpublishing.com
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.marciameier.com
www.facebook.com/marcia.meier
www.twitter.com/marciameier
www.redroom.com/member/marcia-meier
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders (Quill Driver Books, 2010)
Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific (Longstreet Press, 1996)
Knocking at the Door, Approaching the Other, an anthology of poetry, 2010.
Hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard (formerly Miller-McCune magazine) online, The Huffington Post, The Writer magazine
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Yes, books, on the Huffington post and my personal blog.
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a writing coach and developmental editor.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
I belong to a poetry group, a writing group for memoir and fiction, and I started a Women Writers Salon which meets three or four times a year.
My professional associations:
Pen Center USA and the Authors Guild
I found out about She Writes from:
Meg Waite Clayton

Marcia Meier's Blog

My Favorite Books on Writing Memoir

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:39pm 2 Comments

I’m teaching a new workshop in the fall (Marcia Meier’s Memoir Boot Camp Supreme!), and as I was going through my books on writing memoir, I realized it might be helpful to share some of my favorites with you. So, in no particular order, here are some exceptional reads on memoir:

  • The Situation and the Story, the Art of Personal Narrative, by Vivian Gornick. This slim book is packed with sage wisdom…
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Need Motivation to Write? Go Back to School!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

“That’s an interesting idea,” my friend the agent said.

Interesting, yes, and admittedly unusual. I had just explained to him that I decided to do a master of fine arts in creative writing program, primarily to force myself to finish the memoir I’ve been trying to write for three years. Over those years, I finished a first chapter and pieces of several other chapters, but hadn’t been able to find much traction, despite the urgings of another agent friend in New York who said he’d be…

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At 10:06am on October 11, 2013, A Room of Her Own Foundation said…

Thank you for being part of A Room of Her Own Foundation! We hope you will visit us at our website at www.aroho.org to learn more about our foundation.

At 12:54pm on September 24, 2013, Sonia Marsh said…

Thanks Marcia for inviting me to this group.

At 5:15am on October 21, 2011, Nancy Hinchliff said…
Hi Marcia, Glad to be your friend.
At 5:32pm on October 20, 2011, Susan Bearman said…

Thanks, Marcia. Been too busy for blog hopping lately, and I miss it.

At 3:47am on April 29, 2011, Tinamarie Bernard said…
Thanks Marcia - I did a search and there are several groups with that name. Can you find me on facebook - Tinamarie Bernard - and send me the right link? Thank you!
At 9:07am on April 27, 2011, Denise Fisher said…
Hi Marcia, I'm going to look for the Facebook group when I get home. Thank you for the information.
At 4:05pm on April 26, 2011, Rukhpar Mor said…

Hi Marcia,

I see you joined She Writes in California some time ago. Please introduce yourself in the 'Howdie' discussion on the group. We would love to hear about you.

 

And I just followed you on twitter!

At 9:58pm on March 3, 2011, Andrea Heiberg said…

Thank you so much for your reference to the web-site discussing the use of present and past tense. I wrote a short story collection and I used both present and past tense in the different stories and I wondered: Should I put them all in the more conventional past tense?

I didn’t and last week I signed a contract with an English publisher and the editor there hasn’t yet commented on this.

I’m very conscious of what tense I’m using so that’s why I’m grateful that you shared your experience and web-site.

At 8:36pm on March 3, 2011, Barbara K MacKenzie said…
Nice to meet you Marcia...looking forward to sharing here...thank you for accepting...bkm
At 2:51pm on July 14, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hello and welcome! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

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