I’m putting together a definitive list of the best memoir writing guides. If you know of a writer, or writers, you’d be happy to recommend I’d love to get your feedback.
Top of my list are these three fabulous memoirists.
Patricia Hampl, I Could Tell You Stories – Sojourns in the Land of Memory … more
“Memoir must be written because each of us must possess a created version of the past. Created: that is, real in the sense of tangible, made of the stuff of a life lived in place and in history.”
Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative … more
“Persona is the instrument of illumination.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life … more
“People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subject inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.”