On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Scribner; Reissue edition, June 2, 2020
In this memoir, legendary author Stephen King shares stories from his life and provides fantastic advice to aspiring writers.
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Harper Perennial; Reprint edition, September 6, 2016
Straight from the memoir queen herself, Mary Karr, this book outlines what’s involved in writing a memoir.
Write for Your Life by Anna Quindlen
Random House, April 12, 2022
Write for Your Life emphasizes the importance of writing in our lives and acts as an inspiration to start writing as soon as possible.
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Harper Perennial, November 12, 2013
The Writing Life is a collection of essays that touches on the life of a writer – good and bad.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Sarah Crichton Books; 1st edition, August 5, 2008
This remarkable memoir shares the journey of a former boy soldier and his relentless journey to escape and, ultimately, become a writer.
George Orwell: A Life from Beginning to End by Hourly History
Independently published, November 6, 2019
George Orwell covers the profound life of George Orwell and encourages readers to write with the same mentality that Orwell had – writing about things you truly believe in.
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders
Random House; First Edition, Later Printing, January 12, 2021
Part masterclass part memoir, this book provides invaluable information for those interested in pursuing writing.
Writing About the Amish: A Memoir by Beth Wiseman
Elizabeth Wiseman Mackey; Illustrated edition, August 20, 2020
Through a collection of essays, Beth Wiseman outlines her incredible experience in writing about the Amish and other aspects of her life.