So in one corner, there's fiction. Made up, though just as often as not, inspired by some real stuff. In the other corner, memoir. The Truth, capital T, unless specifically noted, liked "names changed to protect my ass." But somewhere in the middle, there's this weird subgenre called fictionalized memoir. What is it, and when do you … Continue reading Defining Fictionalized Memoir
What a fantastic night with a fantastic group of people. Sci-Fi George, Romance Kim, and Poet Karen joined yours truly, Memoir Jobe! The conversation generated was so insightful and helpful, the writing written was so sparked and energetic and inspired! This was the most fun I've had in a minute. I opened with introductions, as … Continue reading Step by Step Writing Class with Jobe: Reflection!
Memoir Who Am I to Write a Memoir? Start Your Memoir With a Moment Keep The ME in Memoir Avoid These Mistakes Revision Manuscript Mistakes Reading About Writing Why You Should Read About Writing Speak into Your Life Words Have Power
David RM totally rocks!!! Get random writing prompts every time you refresh the page! My first few included" "My life is made up of seconds," "perfect job," and (one that really got me writing) "A list of electronic devices owned over the years." I used this fantastic site throughout Nano and plan to use it … Continue reading Writing Prompts: Memoir Edition! w Jobe
(This month "Fountain Pen Friday" will be replaced by "Random Round Up." Stay tuned for more Fountain Pen Friday next month!) Book Riot has the newest collection of 100 Must Reads for everybody who wants to read the weird stuff. My Modern Met Selects suggests an interesting method of giving old books new life, is this awesome or … Continue reading Random Round Up w Jobe
Howdy y'all. I'm sorry I haven't been more active but now that I'm done with my thesis I should be able to be. It took a long ass time but I finished reading my first book of the year. I blame thesis writing and reading sections of books and shit tons of articles that didn't … Continue reading Jobe Reads Nick Flynn ABNISS
Howdy y'all, I've been buried in books working on my thesis, but I've been reading a lot of articles, too. I just wanted to share a few articles I discovered on the subject of memoir that may help you too: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/10-secrets-to-writing-a-memoir/ http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/truth-and-secrets-in-memoir-writing/ https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/articles/telling-secrets-in-memoir https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/writing-memoir-and-writing-therap All the Love! Jobe
"Give yourself permission to tell us who you are." "write for yourself" Memoir is not "a license to prattle just for therapy" "Make sure every component in your memoir is doing useful work." "think narrow" "One secret of the art is detail."
Before the fall semester started, before the house hunting, before the summer vacation, there was a dedicated band of folks awaiting with bated breath the posting of the memoir info from our last workshop class. There's an adage about trying harder and failing better, so I will take that, in this case, to be synonymous … Continue reading Jobe’s Long-Awaited (Deepest Apologies for the Delay) Second Memoir Workshop Post