Inheriting the storyteller gene serves fiction and memoir.
Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk” is a hybrid memoir about grief, the environment, family and a bird.
Do you want to tell the story of your life?
Writer and editor Molly Birnbaum lost her sense of smell but found her sense of place.
Used judiciously, a flashback will add richness and believability to your story.
Ruth Reichl’s memoirs read like narrative fiction. Now her first novel is on the way.
She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.
The boss of memoir dissects the first words of her prologue.
“Once you have a good story, the science will take care of itself.”
“When I’m on a project, it’s good to be immersed in it, to return to it, daily.”