Entries tagged with “Memoir”
Tools and techniques to put pen to paper.
Life Lessons in Work, Prayer and DirtBy Kyle T. Kramer“With deep, sustained attention to the world, it is impossible not to feel awed by it, grateful for its many gifts, moved by t…
The best-selling author writes about the mystical experiences she experienced as a teen and her quest for the meaning of life.
Doctored The Disillusionment of an American PhysicianBy Sandeep JauharFarrar, Straus, and GirouxI was already feeling cynical about the medical profession when my longtime doc…
When you fictionalize your story, you can leave the technicalities at the door.
“What if something happens to you out there, all alone?” “That’s the whole point!” The great Karen Allen shines as a woman who decides to strike out on her own after her son gets m…
If you've tried to extract your story before, but it seemed too overwhelming, you might want to try trimming the fat.
"My thoughts about war service underwent a U-turn, however, when within three months Japanese forces sank the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Darwin was bombed (more bombs were dropped on Darwin than on Pearl Harbor), Britain’s newest battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Renown were sunk off the coast of Malaysia, and Japanese armed forces came within a mere three hundred miles of Australia."
Who is Survival Lessons for?I wrote this book for survivors of trauma, but it’s also for the people who love them. So many of us are taught to deny illness and loss. Whe…
A conversation with Glennon Doyle Melton
An interview with Rebecca Walker
Try these lessons to get started on a writing process in earnest.
The big advantage of thinking small.
Now is your chance to to see yourself as the hero of your own tale.