101 Creative Writing Prompts for Memoir Writers

Author — Alyssa Archer and Leslie Watts

Type of Book —  Non-Fiction

Description — This eBook helps people write their memoirs by providing different creative writing prompts to write about Some of the prompts include: Write about some of your earliest memories Write about the first time you held hands with someone romantically. Write about a time you went to great lengths to research something you were curious about – what did you find? Write about a lazy summer day with your best friend. What secrets did you share?

URLs where the book can be purchasedhttps://www.amazon.com/Creative-Writing-Prompts-Writership-Publications-ebook/dp/B00NKRYNZ8?ie=UTF8&keywords=101%20creative%20writing%20prompts%20for%20memoir%20writers&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b873196d56369dc0b8814c747df07743&qid=1461696270&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&sr=8-1&tag=myebojou-20

How to Write Your Memoirs – a Workbook and Guide

Author — Johnny Ray

Type of Book —  Non-Fiction

Description — This book is not one you should sit down and read all the way through in one sitting – you could, just so you can get an idea what the book is about, but because of the way this book is structured, you probably want to work through it a little bit at a time. In this book, Johnny Ray provides some exercises for people who want to write their memoirs. The exercises are designed to help you decide on a working title, figure out why you want to write a memoir, and what you see as the main purpose of writing your memoir, what you want to be remembered for the most, what you see as your legacy, why you feel your story needs to be told, figure out what slice of your life you want to focus on, who you want to include or exclude from your memoir, figure out how much time you have to work on your project and what your schedule will be, how you plan to do your research, figure out if you want to write the memoir yourself or hire a ghostwriter to do it for you, figure out how you’ll keep up with your notes when building your memoir, figure out which people you want to talk to when building your memoir, and then it goes into talking about things you want to include in your timeline, such as places you went to school, dates of birth and death of important people in your life, jobs you worked, people who were big influences in your life, times when your health played a role in your life, as well as other major dates that affected you. It then goes into other things you need to do to write your memoir, but I’m not going to go into those in detail here – I may write a more detailed review of this book later though, because it’s a great book for people who want to write their memoir.

URLs where the book can be purchasedhttps://www.amazon.com/WRITE-YOUR-MEMOIRS-WORKBOOK-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0058ZWRNK?ie=UTF8&keywords=how%20to%20write%20your%20memoirs%20a%20book%20and%20guide&linkCode=sl1&linkId=7f136216a960606f422016f0fc12c4fb&qid=1461696177&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&sr=8-8&tag=myebojou-20

Confessions of a Band Geek Mom

Author — Stacy Dymalski

Type of Book — Non-Fiction

Description — In this book, Stacy Dymalski provides an interesting perspective on moving from being a professional person who’s totally focused on her career to a mother whose main focus is her kids. Some of the chapters include “The Party’s Over (Or Is It?)” where she talks about her beginnings with her husband, and how she and her husband became parents. She continues talking about the parenting journey in chapters like “The Art of Using Scissors (Blood and Gore, Part 1)” where she hurt herself with a pair of scissors, “Towels Gone Wild (Blood and Gore, Part),” where she talks about an accident one of her friend’s children got into, “That Old Time Religion,” where she talks about her experiences teaching Sunday School, and of course “Confessions of a Band Geek Mom,” where she talks about her experiences when her sons decided to sign up for band.

URLs where the book can be purchasedhttps://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Band-Geek-Stacy-Dymalski-ebook/dp/B005IAQ02Y?ie=UTF8&keywords=confessions%20of%20a%20band%20geek%20mom&linkCode=sl1&linkId=fa44c7c36787261ba41edede7f1fce7b&qid=1461696110&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&sr=8-1&tag=myebojou-20

The Tao of the Vow

Title — The Tao of the Vow

Author — J. Thomas Steele

Type of Book – Non-Fictionm

Description — In this book, J. Thomas Steele talks about writing your wedding vows – if you’re getting ready to get married and thinking about writing your own wedding vows, this is a great book to read – he talks about the steps involved, such as researching wedding vows so you can get an idea for what kind of vows you want to write, topics to include in your vows, whether or not to include humor, how to format your speech, practicing your vows, and at the end he includes a bonus chapter for those who are renewing their vows. At the very end he includes some wedding vow samples, as well as quotations that can be included.

URLs where the book can be purchasedhttp://amzn.to/29Y4UYY

Fatherhood

Author — Bill Cosby

Type of Book — Nonfiction

Description — In this book, Bill Cosby takes a humorous look at being a father and just at life in general – you’ll get something out of this book whether you’re a father or not, but you’ll probably get even more out of it if you are a father. And if you’re ever watched “Bill Cosby: Himself,” or listened to any of his other routines, you’ll probably recognize some of the stories he tells, such as his the plane ride he was on with a mother and her young son Jeffrey, his experiences at the dentist, or the time when his children wanted chocolate cake for breakfast.

URLs where the book can be purchasedhttps://www.amazon.com/Bill-Cosby-Fatherhood/dp/B002SK8YB2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1464791447&sr=8-1&keywords=fatherhood+by+bill+cosby&linkCode=sl1&tag=myebojou-20&linkId=b0e2083307790ae580a62e503c13ca20