Writing Memoir (Lit Starts)

A Book of Writing Prompts



ISBN: 9781419741388 Category:

San Francisco Writers' Grotto


A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the bestselling 642 Things series Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Memoir starts with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, who offers pointers for crafting a compelling narrative from your own experiences. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to reframe aspects of your life in thoughtful and interesting ways. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write: ·a virtual tour of your hometown ·a description of what’s in your purse or wallet right now ·a list of all the lies you’ve told ·an account of a historical event from your own lifetime, in a way that reveals something significant about yourself Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features ·Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding ·Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write ·Part of the Lit Starts series, a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, Writing Humor, and Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy.

Additional information

Weight 215 g
Dimensions 20.2 x 13.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 11 February 2020
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Dimensions 20.2 x 13.4 cm
Weight 215 g


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The San Francisco Writers’Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1993. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and the critically acclaimed memoir Real American.