Heed the voices, says Wm. Anthony Connolly, for they are the memoirist’s own rising from the soul.
I asked two online nonfiction writers’ groups: What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give new memoir writers. The following are their responses.
You’ll attempt in memoir to recall as best you can, but it’s not always possible. One possible avenue of resolving the memory folly is splitting the memoirist in two.
By way of our Memoir Notebook, we want you to meander, get caught up, find yourself taken to places you hadn’t intended to go (but are so glad, in the end, that you went). Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly talks about ghosts and Olympia Café.
By way of our Memoir Notebook, we want you to meander, get caught up, find yourself taken to places you hadn’t intended to go (but are so glad, in the end, that you went). You’ll get thoughts on aesthetics, craft, latest issues, tips and books to read. But it will feel like poetic narrative. And sometimes it will simply be poetic narrative.
Dream of writing the breakout novel? You need to start somewhere. Begin today, with our Fiction Workshop taught by bestselling author Anthony Connolly.
Our Memoir Notebook feature will give you thoughts on aesthetics and craft, but it will feel like poetic narrative. And sometimes it will simply be poetic narrative. Come away with us and Wm. Anthony Connolly to the beach, for a last bit of summer.
Summer means fiction. What are you doing with yours?
Memoir Notebook is a monthly column dedicated to longer creative non-fiction works. Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly is cutting onions. Or is he?
Memoir Notebook is a new monthly (sometimes more) column. Today, to the Iowa Creative Non-Fiction Conference. Or maybe to the blind man on the street.