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Memoir/Autobiography

Memoir/Autobiography

Welcome to our “Memoir/Autobiography” page, which is where you’ll find our articles on the the art and science of writing your life story. Enjoy the articles and if you’d like help ghostwriting your book, give us a call!

How to Write a Memoir

10 tips to help you write your memoir. An introduction to memoir themes, characters, selecting your first words, dealing with “unpleasant truths,” writing rules, and more.

Writing a Memoir: 11 Tips

Writing a memoir is definitely a challenge! Here are eleven essential tips to ensure that the process of writing your memoir will be as smooth and productive possible.

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8 Great Ways to Start a Memoir

There are many ways to start off a memoir, ranging from the conventional to the startling, the conversational to the literary, and the deceptively mundane to the outspokenly confrontational. Here’s a look at eight great techniques, with examples.

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How to Start a Military Memoir

There are several ways to begin a military memoir, including starting as you head off to war, starting after you’ve retired and are looking back, starting by explaining why you joined up, and starting shortly after your enlistment has ended. A look at these techniques, with examples.

How to Start a Sports Memoir

You can start a sports memoir at the moment you’re down and out, by describing a feeling no one else understands, just before the big event, and early in childhood, where it all began. A look at these techniques, with examples.

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How to Start a Political Memoir

There are numerous ways to begin a political memoir, including at the moment when all seems lost, at a time of great crisis, with an interesting realization, and as your time in office is coming to an end. A look at these techniques, with examples.

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How to Start a Family Memoir

Popular family memoirs often begin with a discussion of an object that hold memories, by describing what sets your and your family apart, with a recitation of family facts, and by talking about the thing that has loomed so very large in your family’s life. A look at these techniques, with examples.

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How to Start a Celebrity Memoir

Here are five examples of the opening paragraphs from popular celebrity memoirs. As you can see, some celebrity memoirs begin by highlighting the celeb’s persona, while other have tried to pull back the curtain to reveal the real person underneath it all.

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How to Start a Memoir

Learn six bestselling techniques of beginning a memoir, including “make them wonder,” “make them smile,” “make them relate,” and “make they sympathize.” Includes examples of each of the six techniques, taken from popular books.

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Memoir Ideas Are Everywhere!

Do you want to write about your life, but are not sure whether you have a story to tell? Here are 25 different ideas for memoirs, 25 ways of thinking about your life and organizing your thoughts into a great book.