As part of our blog series, Antioch Writers' Workshop 2011 Faculty share their tips for writing. You can read complete bios of AWW 2011 Faculty at antiochwritersworkshop.com. Check back regularly for more helpful writing tips.
Joyce Dyer - Afternoon Memoir and Personal Essay Seminar
John S. Kenyon Professor of English and director of the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.
Selected Publications: Gum-Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town (2003), and Goosetown: Reconstructing an Akron Neighborhood (2010).
Selected Awards: 1998 Appalachian Book of the Year Award and the 2009 David B. Saunders Award in Creative Nonfiction winner.
1. Show and tell, if you're an aspiring memoirist.
2. Read every spare minute you have.
3. Study your manuscript to see what it wants, not what you want for it.