Learning how to write memoir has some overlap with fiction, but there are useful elements to consider if you want to do this type of life-writing. Learn more.
We chat to Now Novel writing mentor Hedi Lampert who shares insights into writing fictionalized memoir, the joys of helping other writers, advice to multi-talented authors and more.
Now Novel co-founder Bridget McNulty’s book, The Grief Handbook: A guide through the worst days of your life is being published internationally (in the UK, US and South Africa) this week. Here are her two best tips on how to publish a memoir:
Many people who’ve lived interesting lives want to learn how to write an autobiography. Whether you want to write a memoir or a fictional autobiography, these 7 steps will help you start:
Biography – literally ‘life writing’ – poses a variety of challenges. Balancing historical narration and day-to-day incident, for example. Or choosing what to include and what to leave out. Read 7 ideas on how to write a biography, with examples from biographical writing:
Aspiring autobiographers often mail us asking, ‘how can I write my own story?’ Try these 7 life writing tips to start: