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Memoir, biography, and personal histories (how-to resources)

January 19, 2015

Tags: Memoir, autobiography, personal history, audio and video equipment, tutorials

Here's a gateway to life story telling resources, whether you're doing it yourself, hiring a pro, or helping others tell their stories.

Telling your story

Articles, stories, websites, and other resources about how people have told their own, their family, or their company stories)
The art and craft of interviewing
Great interview questions and guides
Audio recording and editing equipment, software, and tutorials
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Collaborating on memoirs (Moehringer and Agassi)

November 17, 2012

Tags: memoir, autobiography, ghostwriting, collaboration, Moehringer, Agassi

Toward the end of an interesting interview with Terry Gross about his novel about Willie Sutton, the infamous bank robber, Moehringer talks at some length about his earlier collaboration with Andre Agassi (more…)

Mark Twain on writing autobiography

October 10, 2011

Tags: autobiography, memoir, writing

Mark Twain's insights on writing a life story could keep many memoir writers from getting stuck: "Finally, in Florence in 1904, I hit upon the right way to do an Autobiography: start it at no particular time of your life; talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment; drop it the moment its interest threatens to pale, and turn (more…)