Book Recommendations for Writing Personal Narrative

– by Rachel Held Evans


– “The Art of Memoir” by Mary Karr

– “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott

– “Walking on Water” by Madeline L’Engle

– “The Crowd, The Critic, and The Muse’ by Michael Gungor

All of them will tell you the same thing: what makes a memoir, or any form of narrative writing, work is the strength of the voice, and believability of that voice. So be very deliberate about thinking through and refining your unique and compelling voice.