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Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide To Memoir (2009)

by Sue William Silverman(Favorite Author)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 4
082033166X (ISBN13: 9780820331669)
University of Georgia Press
review 1: An empowering book that teaches one to appreciate, read, study, and write memoir. Written in straightforward, accessible language, it includes examples and writing exercises that are worth the effort. Recommended for the of every, memoirist or no because the book contains many writing reminders such as "The Muscular Sentence," the use of dialogue, metaphor. She also includes a helpful chapter on marketing one's memoirs.
review 2: Sue Silverman has written a book that will be used by both experienced and novice writers for years to come. With an exceptionally clear eye and her always encouraging hand, this award-winning memoirist gently guides the reader along the often treacherous terrain of memory and its narrative form. For anyone who has ever thought of wri
... moreting their own story, this is the first and last book you will ever need. less
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I use this for prompts (or to prompt them) for my writing groups, and personal writing sessions.
It's very possible that no one wants to read some confessions.
Really good practical advice about craft.
very good craft information and examples.
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