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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (165 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Roach Smith Narrator: Marion Roach Smith, Gildan Assorted Authors Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781596598379
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Whether or not one has lived an exceptional or dramatic life, we inherently understand that writing memoir—whether it’s a book, blog, or just a letter to a child—is the single greatest portal to self-examination. Stop treading water in writing exercises or hiding behind “writer’s block” and learn how to write with intent. Marion Roach Smith’s disarmingly frank but wildly fun tactics offer you simple and effective guidelines that work. Your legacy beings now.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy Woolum | 2/8/2014

    " This is my favorite book on writing memoir... and I have read many. Roach Smith takes everyday ideas and demonstrates how to use those in writing memoir. Must read for all writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Peters | 2/3/2014

    " From the moment I picked up this little book, with its pen and ink drawings on the cover, I was hooked. I read it from cover to cover very quickly, and now keep it beside my writing chair to reread various sections more thoroughly. The suggestions have helped me "keep to the thought" as I write my own essays and blog posts. A "must-read" for anyone who enjoys writing and reflecting on life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattie | 1/23/2014

    " It was all right. A few good quotations, as well as the only writing book that has ever said that writing exercises are pretty much worthless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/20/2014

    " At last, a no nonsense guide for the beginning memoir writer! After plodding through how-to books with endless exercises I finally found some practical guidance for putting my ideas into words. I first read it as a library book, then purchased it for myself for later reference. Smith's humor was a bonus and the 114 pages flew by. I strongly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 1/16/2014

    " What a great read. The 'aha' moment, her own stories and all the way through, clear and unequivocal advice. One of the best investments I've made this year. Bravo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yazmin | 1/11/2014

    " Best book on writing I've read!! It's got me inspired, jotting down memories and even writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/7/2013

    " I loved the prompts for writing in this book. I don't think I'm ready to write my memoir just yet, but maybe I should get started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 11/26/2013

    " You don't have to be writing a book to benefit from this one. Good advice for bloggers too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Bogel | 11/12/2013

    " I enjoyed The Memoir Project both for its entertainment value and for its dead-practical tips on writing nonfiction well. This slim volume (114 pages) is well worth spending an afternoon on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/8/2013

    " Some good ideas on how to execute writing...I started doing it again, at least so Thank you, ma'am. I didn't dig the author's voice, personally. Not subversive enough for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny Taylor | 8/2/2013

    " Wonderful concise guide to writing memoir. I gleaned many, many tips to put into action within my current memoir project. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 6/27/2013

    " So good! So helpful! Best line: ""From this minute forward, your intent is to write with purpose." Thank you, Marion Roach Smith. This is my new favorite writing book. (Sorry Anne Lamott...) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/11/2013

    " Clear, concise with multiple pearls, told in an engaging manner. Made me believe, I, too, could possibly, with a lot of hard work, write a memoir. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wade Fox | 4/2/2013

    " I read this to possibly use in a class. Overall, I thought it had a lot of good, vivid writing, but much of her advice was generic or unclear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/16/2013

    " One of the best books on writing that I have read thus far. I don't currently own it but have put it on my wish list and plan on getting it as soon as possible. Already it has helped me to write with intent and structure. The two things that were stopping me from starting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 12/5/2012

    " I am really enjoying this book. It's taking the genre and breaking it down into effective segments that are not so intimidating. Plus it's a good read to boot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Resnick | 10/14/2012

    " A must-read for aspiring memoirists. Gets to the heart of good writing and is such an enjoyable read. Thanks for the recommendation, Jill! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/28/2012

    " Excellent text on writing a memoir. Whether you're writing an essay or a book, this text can help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomigirl44 | 7/8/2012

    " I couldn't put it down - read it in 2 days in spite of other looming obligations (only 112 pages so it's not overly long). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 3/18/2012

    " Direct, to the point tips on memoir writing. I liked it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/1/2012

    " What an amazing book--makes me want to write more and write better. Loved this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reiden | 10/18/2011

    " A fun, breezy, honest, and inspiring read. After checking this book out from the library a few days ago, I had some good laughs and learned a few things about writing along the way. "

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