THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST EXERCISES

AGAINST

"Like everyone who wants to write a memoir--via writing vignettes expressly for their children to read, blogging, writing essays, or taking on an entire book--you want to skip the intro and get right to the part where I assign you the writing exercises, prompts, or bulleted lists of killer tips that will fritter away the time until you buy your next book on writing. Well, you won't find any of those insulting tasks here. From this moment on, you are writing with purpose and are no longer merely practicing. You are writing with intent."

--Marion Roach Smith, The Memoir Project


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