Happy Monday! Today, I had the pleasure of guest hosting for Emily over at Reading Tutor/OG for her weekly Mentor Monday linky. This week's topic is MEMOIRS, which is probably my favorite unit that I teach! There are SOOOOOO many great choices to use for this topic from picture books to chapter books and even…
When I wrote my huge guide to book writing (Book Craft) I cut out all the nonfiction tips and strategies last minute; I’d already explored a bunch of material in my writing courses but wasn’t quite ready to share the nonfiction resources. Mainly, because, while I’m proud of the detailed 24 chapter novel outlining templates, […]
Creative Writer Worksheet – Writing Memoirs (PDF) This week’s worksheet is for the memoirists among us – those writers whose lives are their masterpiece. Or is that every one of us, after all? “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live” – Henry David Thoreau.
Memoirs are really just personal #stories, and the ones that sell well to readers follow certain #storytelling themes, styles and structures. It makes sense - humans emotionally and even physically crave a good #story that fulfils certain archetypes and storytelling is as old as time! Read the full blog to learn 3 types of story structure you can use for your memoir as well as examples of bestselling #memoirs in each category, and one key thing each story type much include.