Although you are likely the main character in your memoir, populate it with other vulnerable and petty, sometimes wonderfully generous, and often annoyingly or endearingly quirky people (and other creatures). The reader will feel greater warmth and kinship toward you if you aren’t always the main player or the humor.
-- Your Life is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir by Brenda Peterson and Sarah Jane Freymann, published by Sasquatch Books.
The authors of Your Life is a Book break down the memoir-writing process into particular and palatable chapters. Each chapter includes practical and creative advice, as well as exercises, writing prompts, and publishing tips. Even if you are not writing for publication, this book may inspire and guide you to write your own “legacy memoir” to hand down to your family.
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