So many memoir writers spend precious time crafting a meaningful and interesting memoir only to let it languish after publication. Post-publication is not the time to ignore your book.
Author Archive | Denis Ledoux
I have identified the kind of person who does well as a Memoir Network Affiliate. Are you one of these sorts of people? If so you are probably a person who could do well as a Memoir Network Affiliate.
Many writers suffer from writer’s block, yet few understand—and much less resolve—its possible causes. There are a number of reasons that contribute to difficulty—especially blockage—in writing. In memoir writing, the infamous “writer’s block” can result from avoidance—that is, you don’t want to deal with uncomfortable material and so you “block.”
Life in Worcester for my family was a 1950’s middle-class existence. It is what I believe my father was striving for when he worked those years in Enfield, CT, after high school and before Bates, those years at Bates working at the telephone switchboard at Central Maine General Hospital, serving as kitchen and dining room […]
Today would have been my parents’ 71st wedding anniversary. They.are both gone now—my mother having passed on May 5th of this year. I included a eulogy in a previous blog post. For this post, I am providing you with a link to the blog archives where I have posted many excerpted stories from her book […]
There are two new free e-books added to the My Memoir Education area. If you have not been to the downloads section lately, check it out and download these free ebooks.
Looks like a long distance writing program—because it is one. The Write Your First Memoir Draft Course has been designed to bring you all the best of an academic external degree program. Many of us have looked into these programs or at least have seen them advertised in writers’ magazines like Poets & Writers and […]
For most emerging writers, enrolling in an adult-learning program is an exciting experience. At long last, for a period of time that is long enough to make a difference, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in learning the “best practices” of the writing craft that you has been so wanting to learn for a […]
It is important to stay in the memoir conversation. You can implicate yourself more deeply in your writing by participating inThe Memoir Network’s Write Your First Memoir Draft Tele-class.
This is a note I created as I struggle with choosing the narrator’s voice for a memoir on my early life. This memoir had been stalled by simply not having the right voice. I had a wrong narrator problem. I offer this rumination as a sample of the sort of writing you can place in […]