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LINKS: Essays, Journaling, Memoirs & Personal Histories

Association of Personal Historians
http://www.personalhistorians.org
A site dedicated to those who want to preserve personal history (including life stories, oral histories, genealogy, etc.)

Can You Tell Your Own True Story Even If It Impinges on the Privacy of Your Lovers, Friends, and Family?
http://www.rightsofwriters.com/2011/01/can-you-tell-your-own-true-story-even.html

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction
https://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_chronicle_view/2019/peering_at_privacy_in_creative_nonfiction

Soul Food Cafe
http://www.dailywriting.net/
Loads of resources for journalers; emphasis on making writing a daily practice.

Three Important Privacy Issues in Memoir
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/general/3-important-privacy-issues-in-memoir

A Writer's Guide to Defamation and Invasion of Privacy
http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work/defamation-and-invasion
Primarily addressing memoir, this article discusses the balance between telling your story and invading the privacy of others.

WriteMyMemoirs.com
http://www.writemymemoirs.com
A free site to help users write their autobiography or memoirs.

WritingItReal
http://writingitreal.com/
Focusing on personal writing, including essays, poetry and journaling. Offers regular writing tips and exercises and a newsletter (by paid subscription).

Writing Life Stories for the Inspirational or Religious Markets
http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/sep99/writing-life-stories-for-the-inspirational-or-religious-markets-9995

Writing to Heal, Writing to Grow
http://www.writingtoheal.com
This site focuses on therapeutic memoir-writing, journaling and essay-writing; it also features an extensive list of markets for personal essays.
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Recommended Reading


Writer's Market

Christian Writers' Market Guide

Writing to Win:
The Colossal Guide to Writing Contests

101+ Creative Journaling Prompts

Crafting The Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction

Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir

How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer

Inventing the Truth

Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

The Oral History Workshop: Collect and Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family and Friends

Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

Tell It Slant

Turning Memories into Memoirs

Writing Creative Nonfiction

Writing Down Your Soul

Writing from Life: How to Turn Your Personal Experience into Profitable Prose

Writing the Memoir

Writing Your Life

Your Life as Story

 

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