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Write A Better Memoir: 10 How-to Tips

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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.

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

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    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.

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

    I hope your own writing proceeds well. Do not forget that we welcome guest posting of your process of writing or of an excerpt of your memoir.

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