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1. Memoir Writing Advice from Jon Reiner

Have you ever wanted to share your life story in a memoir? To get some tips, we caught up with Jon Reiner–the author who teaches Mediabistro’s upcoming Memoir Writing course.

Reiner shared the story of his award-winning memoir, The Man Who Couldn’t Eat along with advice for writing a great memoir. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: What advice do you have for others who want to write their own memoir?
A: Figure out the story first and test it with a trusted, critical reader or editor. Is the story compelling enough to keep a reader interested? That’s the first test and you can’t fudge it. If you believe the story can work, begin to write in a scene structure to avoid falling into the confessional diary pattern. If you find that it’s moving and scenes are begetting scenes, keep going.

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2. Nan Graham Named Publisher of Scribner Imprint

Stephen King’s longtime editor Nan Graham has been promoted to publisher and senior VP of Simon & Schuster’s Scribner imprint.

Graham has spent 18 years at the imprint, working with authors that included Don DeLillo, Miranda July, Frank McCourt, Annie Proulx, and Colm Toibin. Scribner Publishing Group president Susan Moldow had this statement in the release:

“As if Nan hadn’t amply proven how deserved this promotion is by her firm hand in shaping the list and staff and insuring the growth of the Scribner imprint over the last eighteen years, her performance of late surely demonstrates that she continues to exercise her singular editorial instincts, abilities, and leadership qualities at the highest levels.”

 

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3. Odds and Bookends: July 24

McCourt: A Storyteller Even as a Teacher
A tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, who died on July 19, highlighting his decades of work as a New York City public school teacher.

Alice In Wonderland Movie Trailer
Take a first look at the Alice in Wonderland movie trailer, directed by Tim Burton, scheduled for release in March 2010.

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway
This week marked the 110th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth. Check out Jacket Copy’s post and links to the annual Papa Look-Alike Contest, held last weekend at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla.

The Fortieth Anniversary of the First Moon Landing: review
The Telegraph’s Helen Brown examines four accounts of the moon landings by astronauts and historians, including Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin.

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