Memoir Writing Guides – I Need Your Suggestions

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 Memorymore

“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.”


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About Eileen Naseby


In 2006 Murdoch Books published ‘Ursula- A Voyage of Love and Danger’, my mother’s memoir. I am now in the process of completing a work of fiction.

Email me at: en(at)eileennaseby(dot)com

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