Life Writing Resources

Featured Life story writing page

Recommended Sites

Carol Bodensteiner, Author (Carol Bodensteiner)
Choices (Madeline Sharples)
Marion Roach and The Memoir Project (Marion Roach)
Mary Gottschalk, Author (Mary Gottschalk)
Memoir Writer’s Journey (Kathy Pooler)
Memories and Memoirs (Linda Joy Myers)
Memory Writers Network (Jerry Waxler)
Shirley Hershey Showalter (Shirley Showalter)
Spiritual Memoirs 101 (Linda Thomas)
Writers Helping Writers (Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi)
The Heart and Craft of Lifewriting (Sharon Lippincott)
The Memoir Network (Denis Ledoux)
Women’s Memoirs (Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler)
Women’s Writing Circle (Susan Weidener)
Writing Through Life (Amber Starfire)
Your Memories, Your Book (Wayne Groner, Personal Historian)

Recommended Reading

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Bird by Bird
by Anne LaMott
Don’t Call Me Mother by Linda Joy Myers
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner
Learn to Write Your Memoir in 4 Weeks by Jerry Waxler
Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life
by Marion Roach-Smith
Memoir Revolution by Jerry Waxler
On Writing by Stephen King
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
Out of Synch by Belinda Nicoll
Pebble in the Water by Bob Welch
The Albuquerque Years by Sharon Lippincott
The Four Elements for Writers by Jerry Waxler
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing by Sharon Lippincott
The Power of Memoir by Linda Joy Myers
Writing Alchemy by Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler


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