Memoir Writing

Avoiding Chronological Events

Memoir is quite possibly the most expressive of all the novel types. We go on a journey with the writer; the highs, lows, anger, happiness, you name it. The human brain is so chock full of information, we are best able to process things appropriately through association. That said, there isn’t a single time we have not experienced something that has...

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Making Memoir Your Own

When writing a memoir, it is important to separate yourself from every other person who has ever written one. This is fairly easy to do with your voice and tone in your writing, but it becomes increasingly difficult to add bits of yourself directly onto the page. This can be done in any way you wish, but here are some great...

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Defining a Memoir

Let’s Define the Memoir. The short definition of a memoir is: a story (usually non-fiction) of a short amount of time or an event in a person’s life. There are lots of authors who bend the rules and add creative license into the mix, but for the most part, those are the rules. It is more specific than the autobiography, which spans...

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