Tips for Writing Memoirs

December 21, 2023

Learning how to write memoirs from YouTube videos

I am studying up in preparation for writing some serious memoirs.  Here is the YouTube video I watched at 8:00 am.  She makes the important distinction between a chronicle  of events (written for friends and family perhaps) and a memoir of specific universal theme for trade publication.  

Here are the 12 steps for the video below:

1. Slice of Life (0:45)
2. Purpose (2:08)
3. Story List (3:20)
4. Structure (4:14)
5. Plug Stories into Structure (7:49)
6. Start Writing Stories (9:02)
7. Print & Read the Whole Manuscript (11:31)
8. Full Edit (13:17)
9. Feedback from Beta Readers (13:56)
10. Feedback from Professional Editor (17:17)
11. Rewrite from Feedback (19:00)

12. Books is Ready(19:16)