How to Write a Memoir
The most important thing to note when it comes to the writing of memoirs is to know how to start the writing of the memoir. You need to ensure that you have had a proper idea on what it is that it takes to write great autobiographies. As a memoir writer basically needs to know of the fact that they need to learn all that it does take for them to treat their personal stories with the same level of creativity of a fiction author. If you are planning to set out on a next memoir project, the following tips will help you start your memoir writing project.
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have a good understanding of the memoir writing field and as such know of the key components of great memoirs. First of all note the fact that memoirs just as any other fiction writes has its own set of conventions and elements that the readers will be expecting from the memoir. One rather cardinal rule is that a good memoir is to be written in the first person, using ‘I’. In as much as you may choose to go against this “cardinal” rule when writing a memoir, that of strict adherence to the first person reference to the chief protagonist in the story, you must not forget to remind your audience who the third person actually is throughout the story. By and large this a path that you may effectively explore more so where you are writing based on the past experience of your younger self, where the younger you happens to be the main character in the memoir.
The key point to know of when it comes to the writing of memoirs is the fact that it should not be lost on you the main story, the essence of the eventful incidents or happening.
As you seek to tell such a compelling story of your experiences in a memoir, the other point that you need to know of is the fact that you need to separate and pay more attention to the story and not the subjective experiences that you may have of the particular experiences you are writing about. Yes it is a fact that memoirs are all about sharing your personal experiences to your audience, but you need to be as mindful of the fact that the manner in which you tell and relay these experiences is supposed to be in such a manner that allows the readers to enjoy the universal aspects of the whole and as such not just about telling of your subjective opinion.