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Monday Focus: Your memoir is not an amoeba: a memoir needs form.

Today is Monday, and it’s a great day to write a bit on your memoir!

Your story is not formless; it is not an amoeba. A memoir needs form. You must give your memoir the backbone your readers want and need! Your memoir calls for structure to make as forceful a statement as it can make.

Eventually, after you have written awhile, you will likely have amassed a number of vignettes, story segments, and stories and wonder about how to best organize them into a coherent and interesting memoir. You must make a statement and create a bigger picture of your story.

How will you do it? Well, one answer is that you will do it by how you organize your story. Generally, people use chronology, topics, themes, and all of the above.

The Memoir Network’s “Memoir Writing Series” will lead you through the process of putting your story together, of making some narrative structure that will keep your readers reading.

For more info on structure from our blog, click here.

Good luck with your writing and remember to write a bit on your memoir today.

And remember: “Inch by inch, it’s a cinch; yard by yard, it’s hard.”

Best of luck to complete your writing project.

Best,
Denis and The Memoir Network Team

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