Writing Incubator – Memoir Writing Tips
This page is tips for Writing Memoirs.
How to write a memoir: Five Books To Get You Started Kelly Notaras (Video)
Mine your own experience.
#1 Your Story by Joanne Fedler
#2 Shimmering Images by Lisa Dale Norton
#3 Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
#4 The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
#5 The Book You Were Born to Write by Kelly Notaras
Bonus Tip: Go to your local Indie bookstore and ask what the top best selling memoirs are now.
*The difference between a true memoir and a chronicle of events
*What it takes to win readers who don’t already know you
*How to bring your story to life in a way that keeps the pages turning
*A practical writing exercise to help you on your way
Big Questions About Memoirs
Examples of Successful Memoirs
How to Write Your Memoir in 8 Steps
Common Memoir Writing Mistakes
The secrets to a memoir outline
Secret #1: The best memoirs are written in scenes.
Secret #2: Include only what the reader must know.
Secret #3: Walk us through your life—instead of talking to us about it.
Secret #4: You don’t have to start at the very beginning.
Secret #5: Great memoir often switches between present and past tense
Choosing themes for a memoir (A 30 minute exercise)