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.
- Tiger Mom: Amy Chua Parenting Memoir Raises American Fears – TIME (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- Sheryl Sandberg on Amy Chua (time.com)
- Memoirs: Fiction or for real? (writingcompanion.wordpress.com)
- The Worst Memoirs (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
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