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Why Su-prose? "Su" in Sanskrit is a prefix for "good". This is a place where we will discuss and analyze prose (with a South Asian Connection) - that which is good, awesome, excellent, and maybe rant about prose that could be better.

Whether you love prose, are a prose expert, or want to learn more about prose, or to put it simply want to have anything to do with prose, this blog is for you.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Memoir Writing Tips...

An article in the online magazine Slate titled "This Is How You Write a Memoir" succinctly lists the following principles as essential to writing a good memoir. 

1. The writer should turn her fierce critical eye on herself. 
2. Personal writing should seem honest
3. Personal writing should entertain the reader.
4. In fact, even if your subject is extreme or shocking, it won’t be interesting in any but the most prurient terms, unless it is written well, and surprisingly. 
5. The standards of craft in personal writing should not be lower than in fiction. 

For the full details and disclaimers read the full article here.

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