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Of the hundreds of memoir writing posts on the Memoir Writer’s Blog—more than 500 as of now and growing—some have proven to be favorites with memoirists. Below are those articles which ranked as the top most-visited posts according to Search Engine “opens.”

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

Once you have read them, why not go on to read the other hundreds of posts? Think of the Memoir Writer’s Blog as a catalog of university-level courses designed especially for you. You can participate  anytime you are ready to learn more. This is just-in-time-learning at its best. Doesn’t get better. But…

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Others have succeeded.

We know it’s not easy to be a good memoir writer, but becoming one is not beyond your ability. Thousands of people we have worked with—people just like you—have done just that.

You can learn to write an interesting and meaningful memoir, but you will need more skills and more knowledge that you may now possess—but skills and knowledge can be acquired.

You can master memoir writing—and you can do it starting now by reading these memoir writing posts.

In conclusion

Your memoir readers will thank you for taking your writing seriously enough to study the process to become the best writer you can be.

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Add Depth To Your Memoir

It’s time to add depth to your memoir. Here are links to five information-packed articles that are sure to make you think more deeply about your writing—and help you in the important task of re-writing your stories and vignettes so that they form a more coherent and meaningful whole.


Dialog in a memoir: “So what did you say?”

Dialog is important in a memoir because it allows us to “hear” the subject, but using dialog is also fraught with problems. It can throw your memoir off. Pitfalls of using dialogue in a memoir Essentially, most writers use dialog that is too long. A memoir, of course, is a remembered story. When the writer […]

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How Many Memoir Types Are There?

There used to be one and not several memoir types.

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 and actually provided little emotional or psychological insight into the protagonist other than s/he was a “good guy.”


Today, we have more kinds of memoir types—or genres—than we could have imagined even only several generations ago. The Memoir Writer’s Blog has a whole category devoted to types of memoir,
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