6 Koren Zailckas You Quotes

” I don’t know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it’s always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there. “


” I think when you’re 14 years old, I think you’re sort of looking for markers that prove you’re an adult and you’re independent of your parents. “


” Reading Poe was like a near-death experience, the kind that makes you feel fragile and free in its wake. I felt almost as though I’d scared myself alive. “


” What makes a narcissistic mother so scary? Her absolute power and controlling influence. A narcissistic mother is your only ‘friend,’ at least until you’re old enough to go to school. “


” I would never make up a character who didn’t exist or an event that didn’t transpire. If you’re a real writer, you have other tools in your toolbox to build drama. “


” When you are writing a memoir, you have the advantage of knowing how it all ends. It’s just taking your life apart and putting it together again. “



All 6 Koren Zailckas Quotes about You in picture


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Reading Poe was like a near-death experience, the kind that makes you feel fragile and free in its wake. I felt almost as though I
What makes a narcissistic mother so scary? Her absolute power and controlling influence. A narcissistic mother is your only
I would never make up a character who didn
When you are writing a memoir, you have the advantage of knowing how it all ends. It
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