Of the many excellent books on the art and craft of writing, here are seven to inspire you.
Trauma creates chaos, while writing brings new order, imposing a beginning, middle, and an end. Here are some key suggestions for how to approach writing a memoir about trauma.
How writing about trauma can benefit us — both emotionally and physically.
Your office horror stories leave your family aghast and your friends in stitches. Everyone says you should write a book about it. Are they crazy, or should you give it a shot?
In every memoir and personal essay class I teach, one anxiety-arousing subject always comes up: How can I be sure this is true? Students ask the question. The question calls for conversation, and I usually begin that conversation with a larger question: Why are you writing a memoir?
You can’t very well write about your life without writing about the people in your life.
Nomi Isak worked with Ellie Laks to write a memoir about The Gentle Barn founder’s animal sanctuary and work with at-risk kids.
Ever been tempted to tell your story? Today it’s easier than ever to leave a legacy, publish a family history, or create a volume of the story of your life. Learn how in this article.