Look like a weirdie

headshot of Vanessa Russell
Vanessa Russell
12 December 2013
Vanessa Russell

Words of wisdom about writing memoir from WV tutor and writer Vanessa Russell…

Vanessa Russell is the author of the novel Holy Bible and the memoir Loosestrife: Love and Losing it (due out in May 2014). She has taught creative writing and writing for the media at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Creative Writing.

Vanessa's Writing Tip

Photograph of Vanessa Russell featuring the text, "In writing memoir, you have to stay honest about your motivations and all the vulnerabilities you expose. You can't be afraid of looking like a weirdie. It's a form of acceptance: here I am in my most unguarded moments, and I hope you enjoy the story."