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Young woman wondering how to begin a business memoir

How to Begin a Business Memoir

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes The very beginning of…
telling your life story via the meaning of your life

Telling Your Life Story Via Its Meaning

Many authors set out to write their life stories believing they…
all about the autobiographical novel

The Autobiographical Novel – Telling the Truth, But Not Quite!

It’s a common problem. You’re eagerly writing the story…
How to write a memoir

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.
how to find your writer's voice

How to Find Your Memoir Writer’s Voice

The “voice” you speak with is not necessarily the voice you want to use in your memoir. Learn about the different types of voices, and how to find the best one for your book.
How to start a memoir, 8 great ways to start a memoir

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.
how to start a sports memoir

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.
start a military memoir

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 political memoir

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.
how to start a family memoir

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.
how to start a celebrity memoir

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.
how to write your autobiography

How to Write Your Autobiography

Are you struggling to write your autobiography? Not sure where to begin and what to include? Here are 6 tips to get your started.
how to start an autobiography, four examples

How to Start an Autobiography – 4 Great Examples

Examples of how to begin your life story, from the autobiographies of John Denver, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, and American sniper Chris Kyle.
How to Start a Memoir - Ghostwriters Barry Fox and Nadine Taylor explain how

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.
memoir ideas are everywhere, where to get memoir ideas

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.