The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day in April except Sundays, but I find that too busy and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last three times, will be writing genres.
a memoir where the story may not be dramatic but the authors voice is
- Dorothy Rice says, “Memories…are often quiet, more echo than boom, more lingering sense than clamor, more subtext than headline.”
- nothing really dramatic, often a bunch of scenes organized around a time frame, family, ordinary events.
- The energy in Quiet Memoirs is smaller than other memoirs.
- It isn’t an autobiography.
- It doesn’t require a traumatic event nor single incident at its center.
- Your audience is ordinary people who identify with similar, ordinary challenges.
- Show readers, by your example, how to manage ordinary life events, navigate through similar challenges.
- Arranging a Dream by J.Q. Rose
- Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying by Betsy Kerekes
- Building a Midshipman by Jacqui Murray
- Plunge: One Woman’s Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary by Liesbet Collaert
- PS I Forgive You by D.G. Kaye
- Songs of Heartstrings by Miriam Hurdle–memoir in poems
- They Call Me Mom by Pete Springer
Here’s a less-than-10-minute video example of Quiet Memoir:
BTW: If the book you’ve written fits into any of these S-Z genres, let me know in the comments and I’ll include you, the book title, and where to purchase it.
More Q Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.