Memoir Writing Bibliography

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.

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