A Handy Little Guide to Writing MemoirBook - 2008
A practical guide for aspiring authors contemplating writing a memoir explains how to find, link, and expand upon recollections of key moments and situations to compose a piece of narrative nonfiction, discussing the difference between memoir and autobiography, the art of storytelling, authentic dialogue and the need for specificity, and honesty, truth, and compassion in writing. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations.
Shimmering Images will address:
*the difference between memoir and autobiography
*how to claim your voice
*the art of storytelling
*honesty, truth, and compassion in writing
*authentic dialogue and the need for specificity
Readers will learn how to craft a short piece of narrative nonfiction grounded in their core memories and master a technique they can use over and over again for writing other narratives.
A must-have book for anyone who has treasured Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.