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What to Write About in a Memoir

“What to write about in a memoir?” is a basic question. The right answer will keep you writing and the wrong may lead you to believe that writing a memoir is too hard and not for you.

Write about something important to you

My answer to what to write about in a memoir is always to write about something important to you—not what you think is important to others.

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4 Responses to What to Write About in a Memoir

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    Charlotte Hyatt March 1, 2018 at 10:54 PM #

    My memoir will be about my life with Ataxia – a degenerative nerve disorder.

    I would appreciate suggestions on how to approach the subject to make it interesting. I have several ideas but I’m interested in what others think.


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    ephraim ndlovu March 2, 2018 at 1:01 AM #


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    Denis Ledoux March 2, 2018 at 8:02 AM #

    I am sorry to read that you have ataxia.

    Your question is larger than can be answered here.

    A coach or our Write our First Memoir Draft Program are possible vehicles for you to get the help you need.

    Good luck.

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    Denis Ledoux March 2, 2018 at 8:11 AM #

    I am pleased to have you share this with me. Keep persevering.

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