Memories into Memoir

The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook

Non-Fiction - Self Help
125 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2021
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Author Biography

Marilyn Davis is the author of two new book titles, "Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate," a memoir, and "Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook," both released in April 2021 and available for purchase online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and fine online book stores.

Marilyn, now celebrating 32+years of recovery from 1990 until 2011, opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. She is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist who opened and operated an award-winning residential facility between 1990 and 2011 called North House. She also facilitated men's, women's, and HIV-positive groups.

She recently celebrated 32 years of abstinence-based recovery.
Davis is also the author of the "Therapeutic Integrated Educational Recovery System." In 2008, Brenau University created the Marilyn Davis Community Service Learning Award. This ongoing award honors individuals working in recovery and mental health. In 2010, Marilyn received the "Liberty Bell Award" given to non-judges and attorneys for contributions to the criminal justice system and communities.

Today Marilyn is widely known for her "From Addict 2 Advocate," an award-winning site where she is the Editor-in-Chief and writes for the recovering community.

When she isn't writing, Marilyn is an avid reader, enjoys gardening and cooking. She has raised two beautiful grown daughters, both of whom are in recovery. Marilyn resides in a suburb of Atlanta with a spoiled cat named Jackson.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook is a work of non-fiction in the creative writing, educational, and workbook-style sub-genres, and was penned by author Marilyn L. Davis. As its title suggests, this concise and well-organized volume is designed to help those aspiring writers who might want to turn experiences from their own lives into memoir, autobiographical and/or anecdotal writing, with expert tips on how to recall memories, reflect upon them, and construct them in a narrative style that becomes accessible and interesting to a reading audience. The book is laid out with short sections of explanatory prose and workbook sections for the reader to complete as they go along.

Author Marilyn L. Davis has produced a fully comprehensive workbook with twenty-two chapters of excellent advice, guidance, and forward-thinking for any aspiring writer to learn the art of memoir writing. In terms of organization, the work is well-formatted to convey information in a logical manner and allow easy reference to find essential topics again, as well as providing plenty of space for your own reflections and a variety of visual and kinetic formats to lay the work out to suit different styles of learning. Moreover, Davis constructs a practical and confident narrative voice that both inspires and informs at the same time, making learners feel as though they are in safe hands. Overall, I would certainly recommend Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook to anyone seeking well-organized works on writing, aspiring memoir writers everywhere, and for anyone with a story to tell.