About this Blog

I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts about the focus of the NextChapters blog. What might you expect to find?

My plans are to address a multitude of aspects related to the autobiographical and life story form. Here is a list:

  • Observations on the autobiographical genre.
  • The benefits of creating an autobiography, with a focus on the psychological.
  • Reviews, analysis, and commentary on autobiographies. The well-known and not known at all.
  • Thoughts on methods of creation and analysis applicable to autobiography.
  • Philosophical issues surrounding life story analysis, such as destiny, society, and life’s purpose.
  • Designing one’s future life chapters.
  • Interviews with narrative researchers and autobiographical authors. I may include memoir writers as well.
  • Reflections on and links to interesting articles and lists of newly published autobiographies.

I have little doubt the topics will evolve and find new directions, with time.

Thanks for reading.

Dr. John Cain