Lifewriting

I want to share with you this Preface by Arthur Franks to his book The Wounded Storyteller: I wrote the outline of The Wounded Storyteller in early spring 1994, while I still had...

Maya Angelou. All God’s Children Got Traveling Shoes Erik P. Antoni. Song of the Immortal Beloved St. Augustine, Confessions Barbara Becker. Enclosure: A Spiritual Autobiography Stephen Batchelor Confession of a Buddhist...

(1) Mad Like Me by Merryl Hammond (2) A Schizophrenic Will. A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope.  by William Jiang (3) My Schizophrenia by John Gunter (4) Surviving Schizophrenia...

1. The Choice by Edith Eger    2.   The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank   3.  Man’s Search  for Meaning by Viktor Frankl   4. Five Chimneys....

San Diego Memoir Writers Association is a community of local writers committed to the craft and business of memoir writing.  Our purpose is to create a community of inspired, nurtured, and educated...

My life is not this steeply sloping hour, in which you see me hurrying.Much stands behind me; I stand before it like a tree;I am only one of my many mouths,and at...

I just read Mitch Albom’s recent nonfiction memoir, HAVE A LITTLE FAITH about an African American and a Jew. What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled...

Writing is hard. Everyone knows that. How do you keep going, when you feel lost and discouraged and want to quit? When you feel like quitting, think about why you started....

Reading offers us opportunities to travel, moving our eyes without moving our feet.—John Raphael Staude “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them...

In the Introduction to his book on Memoir writing entitled Inventing the Truth Willam Zinser observed that: “This is the age of the memoir. Never have personal narratives gushed so profusely...