Secrets of a memoirist

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

If you’re writing a novel or a memoir, or brainstorming interesting questions for a profile or an interview, you'll love these prompts. Use them for your character biographies or as daily writing prompts or to generate ideas for blog posts. If you're thinking about writing…
The Truth About Memoirs — 6 Ways To Write A Memoir

The Truth About Memoirs — 6 Ways To Write A Memoir

Continuing my series of posts on The Truth About Memoirs, I want to talk about ways in which you can tell your stories. 1.   Interior Monologue We overhear the memoirist’s unedited and uninhibited inner thoughts. We are intimate trespassers. We follow her stream of consciousness,…
Why Writing A Memoir Is The Ultimate Selfie

Why Writing A Memoir Is The Ultimate Selfie

Apparently, it’s simple. You flip the camera on your phone, extend your arm and snap away. It’s not so easy for me. It takes practice, a long arm and a certain degree of confidence. Whether you love them or hate them, avoid them or post…
The 5 Top Tips For Turning Memories Into A Book

The 5 Top Tips For Turning Memories Into A Book

You need to do three important things before you write your memoir. You need to jog your memory You need to find a theme for your story You need to plot your memoir In this post, I want to deal with the first point. I…
The Top 12 Quotes On Writing Memoirs

The Top 12 Quotes On Writing Memoirs

If you love to read, and write, memoirs, you will love to hear what famous writers have to say about writing their stories. Here are 12 of our favourite quotes on writing memoirs: Memoirs are the backstairs of history. ~George Meredith The memoirs that have…

5 Essential Tips For Writing A Memoir

Everybody has a story to tell. This is true. What is not true is that every story deserves to be published. Many people think they have a story that is unique, or one that has never been told before, or one that is so shocking…
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