Life Story Strategies: Understanding the Difference Between Memoir and Autobiography

(Each week, I will be responding, in depth, to questions I receive on my Memoir Writing Group on Facebook. The group is free, and we focus on the art and craft of writing our life stories.) A few days ago, a new writer to our group, Billy, posed this query: "I have several ideas for … Continue reading Life Story Strategies: Understanding the Difference Between Memoir and Autobiography

Understanding and Embracing the Power of Revision

Many years ago, Sharon Miller, National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant and nationally recognized author and educator in the teaching of writing, asked me to offer my thoughts on the power of revision in the genre of creative nonfiction and how, when we write with intent in the revision process and understand who our audience is, we … Continue reading Understanding and Embracing the Power of Revision

JUST ANNOUNCED: ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING GROUP FORMED.

I have been interested in memoir writing all my life. I wrote my earliest pieces in sixth grade, thanks to a tremendous teacher, Jack Delaney, who introduced his students to the world of writing true stories about the experiences we had in our young, young lives. I graduated from Goucher College with a Master of … Continue reading JUST ANNOUNCED: ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING GROUP FORMED.