Smorgasbord Summer Reading – The Gift of Memoir by Diane Taylor

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smorgasbord Summer Reading

Writing a memoir can be tricky. It is about your life.. but that means it involves others, particularly close family and friends who lived that life with you.  Today’s featured book is a guide to writing those very important chapters that can be emotive but also inspiring.  The Gift of Memoir – (Show up, open up, write) by Diane Taylor.


About the book.

The Gift of Memoir is Diane Taylor’s gift to writers of every kind, but especially those with a personal or family story to tell. In words that are themselves a stellar example of literary craftsmanship, Taylor shows writers how to show up, open up, and write. Her short chapters, full of practical advice and inspiring examples, cover such topics as:

  • The all-importance of reading to writing
  • Establishing a writing ritual
  • Why write memoir?
  • The importance of joining a writing community
  • Telling the truth when you…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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