This is a fun article about being an entrepreneur. Which can be rephrased as “being a self-employed writer.”
This article (by someone who’s run a corporate writing agency for 15 years) lists the five things he looks for when hiring content marketing writers and editors–and I’ve got all five covered.
How do you choose to alert people who appear in your books that you are writing about them—or do you not alert them at all?
The new memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year, by Arlo Crawford, is, according to the Washington Post, “elegant and richly detailed.” Amazon.com describes it as an intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living: The …
What an interesting read, this Paris Review interview with Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club: A Memoir. It’s not a new article; I just stumbled upon it. An excerpt from the interview: INTERVIEWER Did you tell your family you were going to write about them? KARR I’d warned my …
One reason to get your memoir down.
It’s a novel, albeit one using primary historical sources, about a biography. It’s a little complicated to describe, but it works.
“There is also a dog, but he does not understand English.”— Isabella Bird, from The Hawaiian Archipelago
I could almost see him: The elderly, blind man with the thick shock of white hair, sitting on a lauhala mat on the floor, a cloth tied around his forehead to catch the sweat, swinging a stone poi pounder rhythmically onto the cooked kalo on the wooden poi board in front of him.
An autobiography summarizes and tells the whole of a person’s life. It is the story of a life. A memoir has a narrower focus, and tells a story “from a life.” Author (and memoir writer) Gore Vidal describes the difference this way: “A memoir is how one remembers one’s own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dated, facts double-checked.”