(i should really be memorizing my lines:)

Writing memoir and personal nonfiction always at first strikes me as… indulgent. Like, how dare I presume that anyone else would care about my sad, silly anecdotes about getting lost in London and eating mozzarella sticks out of trash cans? What is the value of this genre for the reader, you know? I know whyContinue reading “(i should really be memorizing my lines:)”

co-existing in a narrative, or how do you write nonfiction w/o being an asshole?

Personal essays are my favorite kind of writing. When I was first introduced to the work of Chuck Klosterman at the Governor’s Honors Program in 2006, my mind was blown wide open. I didn’t know that you could write about things that really happened to you. I didn’t know that you were allowed to mineContinue reading “co-existing in a narrative, or how do you write nonfiction w/o being an asshole?”