Cover reveal: The Accidental Memoir by Eve Makis and Anthony Cropper

• Apr 13, 2018 •

The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story.

The story of you.

The Accidental Memoir, with a foreword written by Alexander Masters, takes you on a journey of self-discovery, from the origins of your family name and earliest memories, to what you’d invent and how you’d change the world. This beautifully illustrated book is filled with inventive and accessible writing prompts, as well as tips for anyone wanting to document their lives and explore their creativity.

Want to flex your writing muscles, exorcise your demons, relive moments of magic, make sense of life, have fun and leave a lasting legacy? The Accidental Memoir will show you how.

This innovative concept was developed as an Arts Council project to help people tap into their own lives. Working with diverse groups from refugees to the elderly and prisoners, it has been a resounding success in unearthing stories that otherwise may never have been told.

‘Creative writing starts with your own truth, and this beautiful tender guide returns that treasure to you… I might have been published years earlier if I’d had this book!’ Laline Paull, author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Bees

‘A beautifully powerful concept that’s sure to lead to the discovery of some life-changing stories. The Accidental Memoir is the perfect book for anyone who’s looking to spark their creativity, tap into their emotions, or simply understand themselves – and life – that little but better.’ Otegha Uwagba, author of Sunday Times bestseller Little Black Book

‘If you want encouragement to write powerful sentences, stuff this book in your pocket and take it everywhere. Treat it with emotional care, but don’t respect it physically. Bend it, break the spine, pour coffee on it, obliterate the illustrations, scribble all over it, make it mucky with words. If you run out of space, buy another copy. Fill The Accidental Memoir with your life.’ Alexander Masters, author of Sunday Times bestseller Stuart: a Life Backwards.

Out on 12th July, you can pre-order it now.

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