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But First, Community: The Generosity Feedback Loop

But First, Community: The Generosity Feedback Loop

I don’t like to think about the pandemic days very much; they were harrowing and left an indelible mark on most of us. But one of the only good things from that time for me was how I learned to reach out for connection in ways I hadn’t before, meet other writers, and...

More Memoir? Yes, please!

More Memoir? Yes, please!

Memoir resources and upcoming workshops I first came to memoir as a writer who knew very little about the genre but was beginning to sense that masking what I needed to express in fiction wasn’t going to cut it for much longer. What I experienced growing up seemed to...

March words of support for your memoir writing practice

March words of support for your memoir writing practice

About not knowing   Are you the kind of writer that needs to know where your project is going in order to create? Then you’re my people. Most of my life I’ve tried to plan and control as much as I can to fend off uncertainty and doubt. And my writing life is no...

March words of support for your memoir writing practice

February words of support for your memoir writing practice

Having trouble fending off your memoir doubts? Worried your memoir is “navel-gazing”?  In the best possible ways memoir is not just about you. When I first began drafting what would become my memoir When She Comes Back one of my biggest hurdles was thinking of my...

Happy Holidays, Awards, & Let’s Talk Memoir Merch is here!

Happy Holidays, Awards, & Let’s Talk Memoir Merch is here!

I’m so happy to announce that Let’s Talk Memoir Merch is here for you and your favorite memoir lover! Choose from important reading-and-writing-life accessories like: Cozy mugs Sturdy reusable bags for books and snacks Cheery stickers Comfy T-Shirts You can take a...

Who We Become

Who We Become

I don’t take much for granted as I get older, even a walk outside without having to look over my shoulder or worry about my personal safety is something I am aware of on the regular. Safety feels like it should be a human right, along with food, love, and the...

Let’s Talk Memoir is back!

Let’s Talk Memoir is back!

I knew September was going to be big and here we are mid-month and the days are already hopping. Kids are back at school, pumpkin spice lattes are popping up everywhere – I’ve never had one but people seem to love them – and I’ve got fresh work out for your listening...

Let’s Talk Memoir Season 3 Is Coming!

Let’s Talk Memoir Season 3 Is Coming!

Season 3 is almost here with fresh interviews on voice, finding structures that work, revision tools, the ethics and legalities of writing about others, what it’s like to move from other creative disciplines to memoir, advocating for our work, and lots more. Season 3...

“Let’s Talk” Memoir with Allison K. Williams – TRANSCRIPT

SPEAKERS: Ronit Plank, Allison K. Williams [01:13]­ Ronit Plank: Welcome, Allison. Allison K. Williams: Hi, Ronit. I am so psyched to be here. Ronit Plank: I’m so happy to have you here. And I’m so happy that you’re happy to be here. I just–I’ve been following your...

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