Memoir Writing Bibliography
Living to Tell the Tale: A Guide to Writing Memoir. Jane Taylor McDonnell. Author draws on her own experience as a writer to give information on silencing inner critic; Learning to Remember; Imagination Coming to the Aide of Memory; Ethical Considerations in writing a memoir. Includes an annotated bibliography of memoirs.
Writing the Memoir. Judith Barrington. Chapters on Getting Started; Finding Form; Scene, Summary, and Musing; Moving Around in Time; and more. Writing exercises at end of each chapter and legal issues pertaining to memoir explained in the appendix.
Writing as a Way of Healing. Louise De Salvo. A rich resource that specifically deals with writing memoir as a therapeutic process. Excellent research on the subject, her personal experience as a writer/teacher, and useful writing suggestions. Wonderful writing book even if you’re not writing to heal.