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Write A Better Memoir: 10 How-to Tips

Writers ask me what they can do the most easily to write a better memoir. While I can understand the wish to write more quickly and easily, I’m going to share with you that writing a better memoir needs to be done slowly and thoughtfully. A rushed job is probably going to be a botched job.

The following are my recommendations to boost the quality of your memoir writing. They are obvious tasks which form the substance of this post. Each tip below comes loaded with links. In some instances, the identical words are highlighted, but they lead to separate articles that develop a different angle of the topic. Do not omit to click a repeated word.

I know some impatient readers are going to see following links as a problem, but I hope that you will not and will understand that you are being offered an in-depth e-course on how to improve your memoir writing. This is university-level work I am making available to you.

Be patient and dig in. In fact, it may take you a few days to fully absorb this post—but it will be amply worth the effort in the improved quality of your memoir.

1. Make a Memory List.

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3 Responses to Write A Better Memoir: 10 How-to Tips

  1. Daniel Bennett June 26, 2019 at 11:07 AM #

    “The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
    Amelia Earhart

    Thanks for these tips, Denis.

  2. Denis Ledoux July 8, 2019 at 11:38 AM #

    I hope your own writing proceeds well.

  3. Kenneth Hummer January 12, 2021 at 6:47 PM #

    Great tips! I have more opportunity when I compose fiction, yet my diaries have had a lot more grounded sway on my readers. In one way or another the ‘message,’ regardless of whether I am not even mindful that there is one, is passed on better in this structure.
    I hope you can take the time to read my post as well The Importance of Writing a Memoir

    Byron

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