The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

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The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life 

Paperback – June 9, 2011

Presents a guide to writing a memoir, discussing such topics as subject matter, point of view, and editing.

The greatest story you could write is the one you experienced yourself. Knowing where to start is the hardest part, but it just got a little easier with this essential guidebook for anyone wanting to write a memoir.

Did you know that the #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 a memoir--whether it's a book, blog, or just a letter to a child--is the single greatest path to self-examination.

Through the use of disarmingly frank, but wildly fun tactics that offer you simple and effective guidelines that work, you can stop treading water in writing exercises or hiding behind writer's block. Previously self-published under the title, Writing What You Know: Raelia, this book has found an enthusiastic audience that now writes with intent. While there have been other writing books, there's nothing like Marion Roach Smith's THE MEMOIR PROJECT.


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (June 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446584845
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces