@2019 Update If you are looking for help in writing your memoir, check out this resource: The Memoir Network.
2017 Update: This post has brought many readers to this site. I hope you find the lists and links below helpful.
Recently I found a new resource that should prove beneficial to anyone searching for good examples of memoir writing and good advice about how to write one yourself. This blog post How to Write a Memoir will get you started.
But this week I was honored to have 100memoirs.com included in another list–top 50 memoir blogs from Adult Education Course. The mention included a “Top Blog” badge and has brought some new readers. I’m grateful.
But I’m even more happy to have the list itself. Many of these blogs are new to me, and I plan to visit as many of them as possible over the next weeks and months. I hope you do also. The annotations show that the author has really studied the blogs, not just brushed by them.
Here’s the beginning of the post along with a link to the full list. Enjoy!
50 Best Memoir Blogs
Reading a memoir is the perfect way to learn about a stranger’s intimate secrets without being accused of stalking. If you can’t get enough of true narratives, or are interested in writing a memoir yourself, then look no further. Our list of the 50 best personal memoir blogs is full of poignant childhood tales, scandalous anecdotes, and valuable resources for any aspiring writer. They may even inspire you to write your own!
- La Belette Rouge: This psychotherapist and author blogs out of Los Angeles, California. A wide range of topics are touched upon, including fashion, moving across the country, and the craft of writing.
- Why We Love It: We can’t help but laugh with this blogger — even when she presents very serious subjects, she finds a way to see the humor in them.
- Favorite Post: Don’t read unless you are infertile, childless not by choice and/or bitter, really-don’t
- Memory Writers Network: Targeted toward aspiring memoir writers, this blog offers great advice about embracing your own story. There are also links to many helpful writing resources.
- Why We Love It: This blogger gives very detailed tips about making your memoir as compelling as possible.
- Favorite Post: Self-concept and memoirs: The power of purpose
- writing to survive: This blog began as a way for a stay-at-home mom to maintain an intellectual life. She also uses this outlet to tell a traumatic story from her past and offer forgiveness.
- Why We Love It: The writing is full of poetic language and doesn’t shy away from selfish, lovely, and oh so human thoughts.
- Favorite Post: In my defense
- Sixth In Line: An interest in all things autobiographical drives this blogger. Since 2006, this blog has examined how honesty and creativity both play a role in telling the story of a life.
- Why We Love It: Honesty and detail in the face of death and love make this blogger’s writing a thing of beauty.
- Favorite Post: My mother/myself.
- Mzungu Memoirs: Follow along with this family as they volunteer in Uganda. Posts range from fixing a clothesline to discussing different cultural perceptions of time and relationships.
- Why We Love It: These bloggers take on parenting in a foreign country, which presents its own set of unique joys and challenges.
- Favorite Post: A Rebellious Son
The Rest of the Best
- 100 Memoirs: Covering everything from memoir trust to the audio book form, this blog is a wealth of information. There are also links to this blogger’s published memoir essays.
- a road with a view: This blogger has a deft focus on the small things in life. From notes about migrating birds to a moving post about the blogger’s relationship with her mother, there is a clear sense of life in context with the outside world.
- Alexis Grant: A travel writer started this blog to share her experience writing her first memoir about backpacking through Africa. You’ll find plenty of travel writing tips, book reviews, and interviews with other writers.