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10 tips on writing a memoir




  1. Before you begin to write a memoir you need to understand that it’s you are not writing an account of your   whole life. A memoir only deals with selected moments from your life united by a common theme. As William Zinsser says in On Writing Well, “To write a good memoir you must become the editor of your own life, imposing on an untidy sprawl of half-remembered events a narrow shape and an organsing idea.”

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