This is the second post in the Seven Tips to Help You Start Writing Your Memoir series. Quick review: We know that a memoir is not a biography. The main difference is that a memoir only tells one aspect of your life, while a biography is about your entire life. Okay, now that we’re clear on what a memoir is.
Decide what aspect of your life you want to write about. What part of your life are you going to tell? A memoir is only one chapter in your life. What chapter of your life are you going to write about? What has happened in your life that has completely changed your life? What aspect of your life are you going to write about, a relationship (marriage, divorce, a special person), an addiction, your travels, your spiritual journeys, a coming of age? Memoirs can be happy or sad. This is a lot to chew on. So, I’ll leave you to ponder these questions.