Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

by Melanie Brooks

What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Writing Hard Stories features some of the country‚Äôs most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love.