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Tobias Woolf

Having the Courage to Write with Emotional Honesty

by Memoir Mentor on September 21, 2010

I just finished reading Mary Karr’s Lit, a memoir I admire as much as The Liars Club, her earlier bestselling memoir. Her latest book chronicles her descent into alcohol addiction and then shows how good friends help her cast aside her life-long atheism to embrace a faith that turns her life around. The book is [...]

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People are the heart of your personal history, so you want to get them right. If your people come across as dull and lifeless, so will your story. It’s as simple as that. You want your readers to visualize the people in your life the way you experienced them. How do you do this? Try [...]

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