Craft

Memoir Writing

This post is one of 26 I am writing for the A-Z Challenge on the subject of writing a memoir. I’m not an expert in writing memoirs, but I’m exploring the topic with thoughts about writing one, and am happy to share the fruits of my exploration.

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MemoirWriting-Craft

How do we get from starting to write to a ready-to-publish memoir? Many qualities make up the craft of memoir writing:

  • Memory
  • Detachment
  • Insight into the past
  • Story-telling
  • Humour
  • Ability to draw the reader in
  • Order
  • Logic
  • Understanding
  • Perseverance

I’ll be discussing these in future posts. Can you think of any to add?

Edit: Many thanks to Angela Brown and Rosalind Adam who added these:

  • Honesty
  • Self-belief
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