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Turning Memories Into Memoirs


This memoir writing guide by Denis Ledoux will lead you through a step-by-step process that will enable you to record your personal and family stories.

When I first came across Turning Memories into Memoirs, I had never attempted to write anything. Your instructions were so detailed and user-friendly that I became convinced writing a memoir was possible, even for someone like me. Just by following along with the process outlined, I’ve been able to produce something of quality for future generations. Thank you!

—Karen Tormey, author of Snow in Summer

Denis Ledoux’s Turning Memories into Memoirs is an overview that encourages those on the edge who feel inadequate in their writing skills and breaks down the process of life story writing so it is not so overwhelming.

—Linda Austin, blogging at

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If you are writing a memoir or are thinking of writing your personal story, buy a copy of Turning Memories Into Memoirs / A Handbook for Writing Lifestories. It’s the best memoir writing book available anywhere at any price.
Turning Memories Into Memoirs contains countless helpful suggestions for writing better memoir:

    • remembering more details than you now think possible.
    • collecting and researching family or personal stories.
    • pacing and arching your story for maximum effect.
    • telling the truth and dealing with painful memories.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs includes:

    • how-to writing exercises,
    • clear explanation of literary terms and techniques,
    • proven motivational supports and examples from actual workshop writers.

[Turning Memories Into Memoirs contains] “step-by-step instruction, lots of examples, a fine appendix and a detailed index, making it a useful reference over time.

Cincinnati Post

Since 1988, Denis Ledoux has helped thousands of people get started on their memoirs.

Time Magazine

This is a valuable guide for both beginners and experienced writers who want to produce personal and family stories

Turning Memories Into Memoirs is based on the Turning Memories® workshops in which thousands have learned to write autobiography and biography—personal and family stories. This has contributed to making this the best memoir writing book you will find.

Additional benefits:

    • advice on how to establish and maintain a writing life.
    • info about how to craft a unified collection from individual stories.
    • insider tips about self-publishing options.
    • guidance to explore archetypes to inform your characterization.
    • advice on how to use the Internet to build a wider historical context for your memoirs.


Additional information


Audio (MP3), Electronic (PDF), Hard Copy w/ Memory Binder eBook, Hard Copy w/ Memory List Question eBook

The following will help you write the best memoir you are capable of writing…

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...because you need to get your memoir written. This little book will focus you to complete your memoir.
  • Your memoir deserves to be written. We help people get their story down—right!
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