Get Ready to Write

In advance of my online course on memoir and creative nonfiction writing I offer you this chance to practice a bit:

Write about three people that you have lost contact with. Write first about your relationship with each. Continue the exercise by writing about why, or if, you would like to reconnect with that person again.

Here are a few memoirs to inspire you. Authors include Elie Wiesel, Amy Chua, Michael Oher, Diane Ackerman, Gretchen Rubin, Steven Tyler, Andrew Ferguson, Abby Johnson, Cindy Lambert, Bethany Hamilton, Keith R. Ablow, Glenn Beck, John Elder Robison.  Click on the book cover for more information.

 Night Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into CollegeThe Long Goodbye One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-opening Journey Across the Lifeline Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherThe Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir


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2 Responses to “Get Ready to Write”

  1. Policy ThinkShop Blogger Says:


    I would have written you a longer and nicer compliment on your blog but “we” could not agree on what to write! LOL

    Great blog promoting writing “like crazy!”

    Policy ThinkShop Blogger

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