Quest 5: Let’s talk about memoirs

Creative Questers
Quest 5: Let's talk about memoirs

In this episode, we’ll talk about memoirs! Not only is Christina working on a memoir herself (Magicians, Cross-Dressers, and My Uterus), but she also runs the Memoir Mentors group, where people get together to work on their respective pieces. In this episode, Christina tells us more about memoirs and everything you need to know about this wonderful genre.

We cover:

  • The hardest thing about memoir
  • The difference between memoir and autobiography
  • More about Memoir Mentors
  • The status of Christina’s book
  • How long a memoir should be
  • Memoir structure
  • What is Save the Cat?
  • Advice on writing about others
  • A conversation on truth and memory

Books and other things we mention

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Fast Draft Your Memoir by Rachael Herron

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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