Writing Your Own Memoir

Online Resources:

Association of Personal Historians

Memoir (and)

Memory Writers Network

National Association of Memoir Writers

Print Resources

Barrington, Judith. Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art. The Eighth Mountain Press, 2000.

Borg, Mary. Writing Your Life: An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Writing an Autobiography. Cottonwood Press, 1998.

Elgin, Duane. Living Legacies: How to Write, Illustrate, and Share Your Life Stories. Conari Press, 2001.

Goldberg, Natalie. Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir. Free Press, 2008.

Larson, Thomas. The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative. Swallow Press, 2007.

Kephart, Beth. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir. Gotham Books, 2013

Lippincott, Sharon M. The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing: How to Transform Memories Into Meaningful Stories. Lighthouse Point Press, 2007.

Nestor, Theo Pauline. Writing is my drink : a writer’s story of finding her voice (and a guide to how you can too)Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Norton, Lisa Dale. Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008.

Rainer, Tristine. Your Life as Story. Tarcher, 1997.

Roorbach, Bill. Writing Life Stories. Story Press, 2000.

Silverman, Sue William. Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009.

Spence, Linda. Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History. Swallow Press, 1997.

Thomas, Abigail. Thinking About Memoir. Sterling, 2008.

Zinsser, William. Writing about Your Life: A Journey into the Past. New York: Marlowe, 2004.

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