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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Have you considered writing a memoir?

Have you considered writing a memoir?

Blog posts or articles that discuss 'writing a memoir' tend to catch my attention. Having led a long life, already, I suppose I'd like to believe there are some of my stories that would make a decent memoir... certainly not a life story, but a memoir.

What makes a good memoir?

From his post of that title on his blog: 'Family History & Memoirs' Biff Barnes says:

"Values, honesty, intimacy and discovery – not a bad list of goals to strive for in writing your memoir."
Biff Barnes


What do you think?

Happy Reading! 

Dr. Bill  ;-)

3 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about this for sometime. I've heard that Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes is a good book to read to get the feel for writing a memoir.
    Ann

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  2. Thanks, Dr. Bill! I'll look forward to following the Book Bazaar.
    Ann,we use passages from Angela's Ashes in our memoir writing classes. It's an excellent starting point. Good Luck!

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  3. Biff, thanks for the comment. I've been enjoying your recent series of posts. ;-)

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