Article | Writing A Memoir? Read “Jan Cornall on Memory, Memoir and Marguerite Duras”


Marguerite Duras (Image linked from

Article | Writing A Memoir: “Jan Cornall on Memory, Memoir and Marguerite Duras”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”― Mark Twain

If you share an interest in memoir writing, then the links provided in this post will be of interest to you.  The linked article above is from the Universal Heart Book Club Blog, hosted by writers Stephanie Dorwick and Walter Mason.  In the article, poet and memoirist Jan Cornall discusses, in-depth, the process by which author and film director Marguerite Duras came to write her award-winning memoir/novella The Lover.

Beyond the article, this year marked the centennial anniversary of Duras’ birthday (April 4th) and what better way to continue the celebration than by sharing with you a secondary link below with some tips from Creative Writing Now on what a memoir is and how to begin writing your own.

Article | Creative Writing Now: “How To Write A Memoir” 

Seriously, forget about fiction for a moment.  Real life is, usually, far more interesting—Yes, indeed, I do mean yours.


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