Chateaubriand on Writing Memoir between Two Societies

“It was an ‘I‘ of early days long gone who lived in these places, and that ‘I’ has already succumbed, for our days die before us.” Continue reading at 'The Paris Review'

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Jane Smiley on Her Writing Process, Beloved Pets, and Writing in Paris

If you love Jane Smiley, this episode is for you. Eve and Julie are joined by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author in an interview that was recorded live for Miami Book Fair 2021. They discuss Jane’s most recent book, Perestroika in Paris, as well as Jane’s writing process, beloved pets, and what... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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“Write the tale that scares you . . . I dare you.” Michaela Coel has some writing advice for us.

On Sunday night, I May Destroy You showrunner Michaela Coel won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. In the context of yet another melanin-deficient awards show that had people tweeting #EmmysSoWhite, it was refreshing (and simultaneously frustrating) that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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New Writing North offers TV writing placements

New Writing North, working with Channel 4, Northumbria University and Lime Pictures, is offering aspiring TV writers from the North of England 12-month placements in either soap or children’s drama production companies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

Earning a living as a writer is as likely as winning the lottery. Instead of writing books and persuading others to buy them, find out what people want to write, then do it for themPhilip Pullman: professional writers set to become ‘an endangered species’ due to low wagesI left school with a... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How to write a book – top tips for National Novel Writing Month

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! MG Leonard (who wrote her first book Beetle Boy in six months, one hour a day) has tips on how to do it. And it starts with writing EVERY SINGLE DAY NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place every November. It’s for anyone thinking about writing a... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Paul Scheer was abused as a child. His new memoir helped him reclaim 'the power of my voice for my childhood'

Paul Scheer's memoir-in-essays, 'Joyful Recollections of Trauma,' centers largely around the abuse he and his mother suffered at the hands of his stepfather. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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R.O. Kwon on Writing Her Way Into a Book’s Most Truthful Version

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Anna Noyes on Writing the Book That Keeps Her Awake

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A bunch of fake Kathleen Hanna biographies were released on the same day as her new memoir.

Yesterday, the iconic Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna published a memoir with Ecco/HarperCollins. And Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk is already being touted as an “electric, searing” history from one of rock’s biggest icons. Unfortunately, the book has some competition. From a nefarious bevy... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Alice McDermott’s Writing Mantra: “Ah, Fuck Em.”

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Lilly Dancyger Is Rethinking the Ethics of Memoir

"I do think that we, as writers, owe things to the people in our lives that we care about." The post Lilly Dancyger Is Rethinking the Ethics of Memoir appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is working on a memoir as he builds his image beyond California

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PEN America Dissenters Host 'Freedom to Write for Palestine' Fundraiser

Gathering together writers and translators who withdrew from PEN America's Literary Awards and World Voices Festival, the event, held in New York City on May 7, featured stirring readings, offered sharp critiques, and raised money for the Gaza-based nonprofit We Are Not Numbers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Luis Miranda Jr. reflects on giving, the arts and his son Lin-Manuel in the new memoir 'Relentless'

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Brittney Griner Didn’t Owe Us Anything. Her New Memoir Is Devastating.

The WNBA star does not hold back in her account of her Russian detainment and its aftermath. Continue reading at Slate

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Interview: Steve Gleason, the author of the A.L.S. memoir ‘A Life Impossible’

The former N.F.L. player has been living with A.L.S. for more than a decade. Sharing “the most lacerating and vulnerable times” in “A Life Impossible” was worth the physical and emotional toll, he says. Continue reading at The New York Times

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