Posted on 10/30/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The specific details of Kory Shrum’s memoir, which began as a podcast, are hopefully not something you can explicitly empathize with.

But while most memoirs aren’t focused on the issue of the writer’s mother’s death — possibly by homicide — many are powered by grief or a traumatic event.

So Shrum’s conversation with Joanna Penn about the process of first podcasting and then writing about her mother’s death may hold valuable lessons for other writers, even if they’re using their trauma or grief in a fictional setting.

Head to The Creative Penn for audio and a transcript of their conversation about the book and podcast Who Killed My Mother?.  

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Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Joanna Penn, Memoir, Podcast

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