couple “The Memoir Experience: Where writing meets life” is the web site of  memoir author, coach, editor, and memoir instructor, Peter Gibb. 

 I invite you to visit my blog to learn more about writing memoirs, and for  reviews  of some of my favorite memoirs and narrative non fiction.

 On the side bar, check out sample chapters of my memoir, WALKING STRAIGHT, DOWN A CROOKED PATH a finalist in the Pacific Northwest 2015 Literary Contest for Non-  Fiction / Memoir.






 CJRomance“Daddy, you should write a memoir. You’ve done so many interesting things,” my daughter Caitlin urged me.

“Memoir? Not for me,” I said.  I looked down on memoir. Not really so creative, I thought, just regurgitating the facts of your life. Self-absorbed. Boring.

I was confusing memoir with autobiography.  Autobiography tends to be chronological, from birth (or before) to today. Plodding forward. Think history text book but on a personal level. Nominally objective.

Memoir, by contrast, is theme oriented.  LINK TO PAGE.