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Best Memoir Writing Posts of 2015 – Part 3

Of the hundreds of blog posts on the Memoir Writer’s Blog—almost 500 to be exact as of the end of 2015—some have proven to be favorites. Below are three more of those articles in 2015 which ranked in the top-ten most-visited posts: you can call these our best memoir writing posts.

We hope you enjoy reading—and benefit from—this year’s best memoir writing posts as much as our other writers have. And…

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Once you have read them, why not go on to read the other hundreds of posts? They are free and they are laser-focused. Your memoir readers will thank you for taking your writing seriously enough to study the process to become the best writer you can be.


How Long Should It Take to Write a Memoir?

A timeline can answer, “How long should it take to write a memoir?” We believe that two years is the realistic time frame.

 


Should I Create an Outline for my Memoir?

I do not write a memoir from an outline. Instead, I create a Memory List as outlined in Chapter 2 of Turning Memories Into Memoirs. The Memory List helps you to follow the promptings of the unconscious rather than the dictates of the conscious mind as is the case with an outline. (An outline is great for an essay—”The Three Causes of the American Civil War”— but it is the death of an exploratory memoir.)


 

How Many Memoir Types Are There?

There used to be one memoir type. The one kind of memoir genre was that written by famous people about the important events in history that they had taken part in. Mostly, these accounts were about how wonderful they were and how important their roles in history had been. Oftentimes, these memoirs were about excoriating their political or business rivals. Today, we have more kinds of memoir than we could have imagined even only several generations ago.

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