It’s our sixth day together, meaning it's time for the last two points of my ten-point Memoir Manifesto. Ready to wrap things up, She Writers? I suspect you are. You’ve got work to do.
Make your argument
Every piece of non-fiction is an argument. Maybe your argument is simply, "life is better when you garden,"…Continue
Earlier in the week, a She Writes reader made an astute comment on one of my posts.
“Much of what you say I've heard before," wrote Julie Farrar. "I don't mean that in a negative way. It is just universal writing wisdom -- if you want to write, then just write.”
Julie is absolutely correct in this comment. The first six points of my Memoir…Continue
It’s Day Four in my guest editing week at SheWrites, and it’s time to let you in on a little secret. The topics we cover today are the least favorites of my students. Nobody likes these, which suggests that these are the most important of all ten points on my Memoir Manifesto.
So let’s master them, shall we?
On Monday, I began my week as the visiting editor at SheWrites by publishing my Memoir Manifesto, a ten point list of what I like to think of as suggestions for memoir writers, though given the word “manifesto,” these might sound more like demands. You decide.
No matter what you call them, these points were hard-won, coming out of writing four books, countless magazine pieces, and more than a dozen National Public Radio essays, all of which include a large dose of memoir.