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‘Come and Say Hi – Your Memoir Event’

On Monday, March 12th 2012, I’m holding two FREE drop-in sessions at the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Whitstable, Kent (UK). This is a lovely opportunity for you to pop by, say hello and ask me any questions about having your life story written from how the process works and the costs, to the…

‘Memoirs are for the nosey, right?’

So, why do you read memoirs? Is your own life so boring that you need to know what other people get up to? Wouldn’t you be better off living your life rather than reading about someone else’s? Of course not. Humans are curious by nature and are especially curious about what other humans get up…

Moleskine – Iconic Writers’ Journal and How to Win One

Who doesn’t love a new notebook? The promise, the anticipation, the questions… What shall I write in it? My novel, my memoir, my poems, a list of my favourite shoes… Will I keep it pristine or let time and passion dog-ear its corners? Will I hide it in a drawer or shall I leave it…

I really enjoyed this blog by Brock Heasley and hope you do too…

If At First You Don’t Succeed

I began to read Sebastian Junger’s book War soon after it was published in 2010 but I couldn’t get in to it. I think it’s because the prologue includes an intimidating amount of information and I was worried the book would be a test of remembering who was who and what was where. But a…

Jessica Mitford Hons and Rebels

The Good Things You Ought to Have Done

Welcome to the Your Memoir blog. Here I’ll be writing about my work, memoirs in general and reviewing the memoirs that I am reading. It seems appropriate to start with a blog about what a memoir is. The word derives from the Latin for memory. So, a memoir is writing based on our memories. Agreed?…

Dear Marnie