Sharing personal stories can be a way to heal ourselves and also help others on a similar journey. In today's show, I talk to Rachael Herron about writing memoir.
In the introduction, I talk about the potential rise of Amazon Polly for text to speech and give an example of a reading done through www.Book2Pod.com.
On a personal note, The Dark Queen is now available as a stand-alone short story, and The Healthy Writer is now available as an audiobook.
Today's show is sponsored by my own How to Write a Novel course. One student, Holly, said “In six months, this course has taken my writing further than six years of self-teaching. Joanna's positive attitude and teaching style make learning how to write a novel enjoyable and feasible.” Check it out at www.TheCreativePenn.com/writenovel
Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of literary fiction, romantic comedy, and Memoir. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley and Stanford. She's a podcaster and her latest book is Fast Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours.
- Rachael's definition of memoir
- How true does a memoir have to be?
- On how others define us when we write memoir
- What ‘room tone' has to do with writing a memoir
- Treating yourself as a character with an arc when writing memoir
- The two biggest mistakes writers make with memoir
- Overcoming the fears that come along with writing memoir
You can find Rachael Herron at RachaelHerron.com and on Twitter @RachaelHerron