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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.

Why are you writing? What is it that you hope to get from this effort of creating a memoir? You are about to devote a lot of time and energy to this task. Be sure it is for reasons that will keep you writing. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]

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4 Responses to What to Write About in a Memoir

  1. 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.


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


  3. 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.

  4. 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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