Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More

Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More

by The Memoir Roundtable


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A new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats.

Memoir Your Way inspires family storykeepers to create a memoir using a craft you already know or are inspired to learn to create a personal, polished memoir your family will treasure. Accessible and with broad appeal, this first-of-its-kind book extends the written memoir form to cookbooks, scrapbooks, quilts, and other forms of storytelling.

Readers of Memoir Your Way will find out how to:

Create your own family cookbook like a pro
Design, stitch, and create stunning quilts that preserve family memories for the next generation and create a cherished gift
Bring out the natural storyteller in children while building self-confidence and a sense of family
Write engaging family stories with proven writing tips
Enrich scrapbooks with stories that might otherwise be overlooked and techniques that showcase even the memories that weren't preserved in photographs
Turn your story into a graphic novel with hand-drawn illustrations
Become the bridge for your heritage between the old world and the new

Memoir Your Way makes memoir accessible to everyone, including those who don't see themselves as writers. Memoir Your Way is a valuable sourcebook for quickly and easily creating memoirs that celebrate family stories and ancestry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510707511
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 645,195
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Memoir Roundtable is a group of six writers, crafters, and workshop leaders: nationally known quilter and American Folk Art Museum award-winner Linda Pool; public TV producer, cookbook editor, and cultural anthropologist Dianne Hennessy King; award-winning writer and memoir workshop leader Joanne Lozar Glenn; children's literacy expert and speaker Nadine James; memoir teacher, educational game inventor, and scrapper Katherine Nutt; and award-winning content producer, author, and graphic novel creator Natasha Peterson. The authors reside in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Meet the Authors iv

Chapter 1 Memoir Your Way 1

Chapter 2 Five Simple Steps to Telling a True Story 11

Chapter 3 Around the Table - Food and Cookbook Memoirs 32

Chapter 4 Reinvent Your Scrapbook 63

Chapter 5 Create Your Memoir as a Graphic Novel 87

Chapter 6 Memory Quilts - A Way to Celebrate Fives 96

Chapter 7 Nurturing the Young Storyteller 147

Chapter 8 You Are the Bridge - Traditions and Heritage 165

Appendix A Getting Over Your Fear or Writing 178

Appendix B Print and Digital Resources for Going Further 193

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
When I hear the words memoir, I actually think about something to do with a person's life. However, I had no idea what a memoir really was and what it includes. Therefore, when I came upon this book, Memoir Your Way by The Memoir Roundtable I learned a quite bit about creating and understanding what a memoir really is! It's a mix between a piece or slice as they put it, of your life that you want to tell and what you might reflect something you are passionate about or can look back at to remember that special moment and what you learned from it. For example, it could be about the time you found and fell in love or possibly when you made a special quilt with memories from each fabric used. Those are just ideas, but it could just be about anything. Unlike writing a biography or history of one's life, this is just a piece that you could tell which has memories wrapped around it and what it helped you learn or understand after you finished it. Quite like a book that teaches another, what you have learned after accomplishing what you've done. That is basically a memoir, memories in a book explaining your accomplishments. So like I mentioned, you can really make as many books on different topics that occurred in your life. It doesn' t have to be a full life story, which isn't a memoir. Plus that would be one huge book to write! The book is actually even a great guide with chapters that make it easy to figure out which type of memoir you want to make and how to begin them. Since each type might be a little different from a recipe memoir to a scrapbooking memoir. I really found this to be interesting and such an easy guide to help me create one about a few things that happen in my life and what I could have learned from them.