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Telling the Truth in Memoir

* Playing off of last week’s post, here’s a reprint of an article I originally wrote for Write It Sideways. “Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt.” ~Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ … Continue reading

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Study Fiction to Write Creative Nonfiction

“[T]rue stories, well told.” That’s the definition of creative nonfiction, Lee Gutkind says (in this brief radio interview), as he admits he loves to read fiction–even as he is the founder of one of the biggest nonfiction literary magazines, Creative … Continue reading

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Writing Memoir: the Side Effects of Telling the Truth

“There is a ripple effect each time a memoir is published, and while the memoirist cannot fully prepare for it, he or she should expect it.” ~ Anthony D’Aries in Writing Lessons: Memoir’s Truth and Consequences Several years ago, I was … Continue reading

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