One Christmas, Eve Makis went home-made for her Dad's present. She bought a notebook and along with her friend Anthony, a fellow creative-writing teacher, she filled it with prompts and exercises to encourage her Father to write down the stories of his life that he was unable to express with words. When that went well, they took it to a publisher, and a few years later 'The Accidental Memoir' is out!
Today, we hear the story of how they wrote it. How they would meet for 3 hours a day in a local library, bounce ideas around and gradually whittle down their collective creative-writing knowledge, into a book full of prompts and tips that will steer you towards your own memoir.
We talk about why it took 3 attempts of drafting to get it perfect, what it's like working as a duo for a project like this, and how Eve's dad took a starring role in the book's launch.