Five Awesome Memoir Blogs

I was going to call this a Top 5 list, but since I’m always discovering new and wonderful memoir blogs, I want to leave room for additional compilations in the future. Here are five awesome memoir-related blogs. If you have a memoir writing blog/site or know of a great one I haven’t listed, feel free to leave a comment with a link!

1. Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog – Updates on the world of creative nonfiction, Brevity’s literary magazine, and a collection of posts written by authors of creative nonfiction.

2. Memoir Writing Blog – An abundance of memoir writing tips and tricks. The site seems to be geared more toward women, but there’s plenty of helpful information for both genders.

3. Meghan Ward’s Blog – Meghan discusses memoir writing, indie publishing, and shares general writing advice.

4. 100 Memoirs – A blog about that regularly discusses and reviews published memoirs. There is also a very useful searchable list of the top memoirs.

5. Memory Writers Network – Essays and author interviews to help you read and write memoir.


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20 replies to “Five Awesome Memoir Blogs”

  1. Thanks for the list – I hadn’t seen any of these before and they look really useful!

    1. Alana says:Author

      You’re welcome! Glad I could help.

  2. Mil Holmes says:

    Hi. Saw this. I’ll be reading some of the blogs you’ve written about. Something new to learn every day is something of a motto in my family.

    1. Alana says:Author

      Great, thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Alana,
    Thanks for the great list!

    I wanted to let you know I’ve chosen you to receive The Versatile Blogger Award!!

    If you choose to participate please go to my blog for the details!

    juliet 🙂

    1. Alana says:Author

      Thanks Juliet, I appreciate that!

  4. Hi Alana,

    You’ve got a fascinating site here, and I like your photo blog too. Thanks for providing this great list of Awesome Memoir Blogs. I hope you find mine entertaining and useful too — it focuses on memoir writing — and that you’ll consider adding it to your list. Thank you! Twitter: @allysonlatta

    1. Alana says:Author

      Thanks for stopping by! Your website looks great. I’ll definitely keep it in mind for the next list.

  5. Claire says:

    Thanks Alana, I will check those sites out (when I get 5 secs away from checking out all the fab blogs!).

    1. Alana says:Author

      You’re welcome!

  6. Shirley says:

    Hi, Alana. So happy to open up my WordPress dashboard and see my blog named in your top 5. Quite an honor. Thanks so much and all best on your own work. I’ll be checking in from time to time. If you want to discuss cupcakes, you should come to NYC (or do you live here already?). Cupcakes everywhere!

    1. Alana says:Author

      I live in Los Angeles, which is almost as good for cupcakes as New York, so I’m happy.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Meghan Ward says:

    Alana – Thank you so much for this list! It’s wonderful to be on the list, and it’s even more wonderful to learn about other memoir writers who are blogging. If I had a top-five list, you’d be on it 🙂


    1. Alana says:Author

      Thank you Meghan, that’s a huge compliment! I’m very glad to have come across your blog.

  8. Julie Farrar says:

    I’m just seeing this list. It’s priceless. Thanks for doing the hard digging for us.

  9. Thanks Alana for including our Memoir Writing Blog in second position on your list.

    And yes, you’re right. We do call the site, but our writing prompts, marketing tips, and author interviews are relevant for everyone interested in the memoir genre.

    I apologize for taking so long for thanking you. My business partner, Kendra Bonnett, and I have been focused on completing our new book for memoir writers (Writing Alchemy) and are down to the final editing stage.

    We appreciate not only the mention on your site, but also your site.

    Matilda Butler

  10. Trish Thorpe says:

    Here’s a new and awesome memoir writer blog:

  11. 50262 says:

    Hi, I’m a writer based out of Flyford Flavell, Great Britain and I found your site via Would you have any advice for those considering blogging? I’m hope to launch my own site soon but I’m a bit lost on everything. Do you think I should get started with a free site like WordPress or shell out some money into a pay site? There are so many possibilities out there that I’m totally overloaded.
    .. What would you say?

    1. Alana says:Author

      You could do either. I recommend getting a domain, hosting, and using software (which is free and fairly easy to install via your wenhost) if you’re really serious about blogging. If you just want to blog casually, is certainly easier to set up, although much more limited in terms of theme, customization, SEO, etc.

  12. Ashlinn says:

    Hey there!

    Fabulous list. I write a nonfiction/memoir-ish blog about being a cancer survivor, mental health advocate and have my very own brand of feminism. Looking to reach out and find other memoir blogs and connect with a community.


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