Memoir: Enhance Your Limited Memories

A Conversation with Brooke Warner

One of the challenges memoir writers face is recalling the details of events that occurred years ago. Memoirists needn’t discouraged by limited memories of valid emotional experiences of real events.  I abandoned my memoir and wrote historical fiction instead for lack of detailed memories of childhood events. Beyond the Silk Mills began as memoir and diverged, because I hadn’t yet considered that many of the the techniques of good fiction writing can justifiably be employed in memoir, which is the art of Creative Non-Fiction.

In this part of my conversation with Brooke Warner we discussed ways that memoir or Creative Non-Fiction gives … Read More

Memoir Workshop– One Family Story at a Time

Memoir Workshop: One Family Story at a Time

The Most Important Thing You Can Leave Your Children Is the Story of Your Life. So few of us have taken the time to write our personal stories for future generations. Excuses about time, expertise, and self-confidence pour from our lips.  That’s why I’m devoting my energies helping people to jump-start their memoirs One Story at a Time.

My next workshop is at Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA. Please join me there for two hours of of recalling and writing.

It’s the Story of Your Life!

Learn how to make … Read More