The Memoir Project

The Memoir Project

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A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently understand that writing memoir-whether it's a book, blog, or just a letter to a child-is the single greatest portal to self-examination. While there have been other writing books, there's been nothing like Marion Roach Smith's THE MEMOIR PROJECT. Marion has written four books and she's been teaching a sold-out memoir writing class for 13 years. Her new book is a disarmingly frank, but wildly fun, distillation of all the unsentimental lessons that WORK. Tired topics like writing exercises, morning pages and qwriter's blockq are replaced with quirky, provocative tactics that teach you to write with purpose. Previously self-published in April 2010 (under the title Writing What You Know: Realia), the book has already proven hugely popular, and with its new title and updated content, it is sure to find an even bigger and even more enthusiastic audience.Andwhile this is hard to grasp, keep it inmind. Packlight. Wea#39;renot embarkingonacruise forayear, or evengoingon a weekend trip. Ablog post, a personal essay, even afulllength memoir, is notabout stuffing inas much as youcan; rather, ita#39;sabout illustrating something correctly. No matter how many words itis, thepiece isjusta day trip with someone listening ina€”the reader. Youarenot writing the historyof the world, oreven your world. Wantingtobe heard, the temptationis to go bigandanbsp;...

Title:The Memoir Project
Author: Marion Roach Smith
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-06-09

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