Welcome to The Memoir Project blog.
You’ve come to the place where you can learn everything you need to know to write memoir. On this blog is writing instruction, writing tips, examples of memoir writing — including my personal essays heard on NPR’s All Things Considered — and various suggestions for where to go for creative inspiration.
How to Use this Blog
Using this blog is easy. Look below and to the right at “Blog Topics.” Start with “Memoir How-To.” And why not? That’s what you’re here to do, yes?
What you’ll find here is rich material from someone who has published four mass-market books, the most recent of which is The Memoir Project, A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life.
What you will not find anywhere on this site are writing assignments, memoir writing prompts, writing exercises or any other time-wasting material. Learn to write with those and you will spend the rest of your writing life merely practicing writing. I know: Most of the people in my memoir writing classes, as well as my private clients, are in recovery from the various mass-market ways that others have of wasting your writing time. Instead, I want you to succeed.
Learn to write with me and you will succeed in achieving your goals. Why? Because I believe in writing with intent.
Come along with me. I’ll get you to work.