Episode #18 – “The Liars’ Club”

Studying–not just reading–a well-written memoir is like taking a master class with the author. Today, we learn from multi-award-winning author, Mary Karr, who reviewers have called a “master memoirist.”

We look at the opening of Karr’s first memoir, The Liars’ Club, where she drops the reader into the middle of a moment snapped from her seven-year-old life. She uses vivid detail to position us right by her side.

Read the sample of The Liars’ Club from your favorite bookseller’s website and experience that scene for yourself.

Then, write a moment from your life and share it with us in the comments section below.

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

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Happy writing!

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Linda Peterson
1 year ago
Julie Folkerts
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda Peterson

Linda, I enjoyed your short and pointed story. I made a few last-minute decisions that ended up costing me money, but I guess and hope I learned from it. Thanks for sharing!

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