Award winning memoirist and NMBA member Shirley Melis h0sted a wonderful workshop detailing the memoir writing process. Shirley discussed the essence of memoir writing – what it is and what it is not. Also, how it’s different from autobiography and fiction; why it can be therapeutic but not therapy; how a wiggly memory can trip you up; and why voice matters. She mentioned the Show-Don't-Tell edict, the importance of scene-setting and how rewriting can make a good memoir great. Lastly, Shirley provided a must-read list of resources and a few of her favorite memoirs.
If you are interested in watching her memoir workshop, you can purchase it here.
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