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Had I Sealed My Father’s Fate?
By Michelle Adelman
I'm a novelist and killed off the father character early in my first book. When my dad died unexpectedly soon after, I was wracked with guilt.
The Writing Life
By Joanna Chen
My friend allowed me no excuses for unfinished work. When she died, I thought I’d never put pen to paper again.
Workshopping My Grief
By Kristi DiLallo
My classmates were poring over my essay about my grandmother’s murder. As a writer, I’ve never felt more vulnerable.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
The Art of the Public Deathbed
By Ruby Dutcher
With her powerful presence on social media, writer, musician and cult celebrity Amanda Palmer offers a poignant lesson on grieving in front of an audience.
6 Tips for Writing An Investigative Memoir
By Jessica Barraco
Curious about what goes into writing an investigative memoir? Journalist Jessica Barraco invites you into the process of researching her own mother's life.
Loss as Muse: A Q&A With Megan Devine
By Modern Loss
With her 'Writing Your Grief' course, Megan Devine helps students turn sad stories into powerful prose.
How To: Write the Tough Stuff
By Jessica Handler
Here are five tips for those worried that their writing on grief will alienate readers — or loved ones.
How To: Write Your Story
The author of a guide on writing through grief helps you get started on the essay or memoir that's stuck in your head.
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