The Best Memoir: How to Write It When You Don't Know How (Paperback)

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The Best Memoir: How to Write It When You Don't Know How (Paperback)

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How to write my memoir? If you've ever asked this question, The Best Memoir will help you write the story only you can tell.

Clear, direct, instructive, well-written, and engaging, this simple, succinct memoir guide will help you find your purpose

and structure your experiences, improve your writing skills, and steer you away from the mistakes that will keep you

from reaching your goal of a completed, publishable manuscript.


To write the best memoir, you need help honing your craft: narrative plot structure, outlining, POV, scene setting, dialogue, active voice, show-don't-tell, character and story arc, and more. You also need a foundation of publishing, business, and legal information.

But more importantly, you need deep self-awareness and the courage to honest about your less-than-perfect self: the real you. That is how to ensure your readers will believe, enjoy, and recommend your story: not when you cover up the living room furniture of your soul in sticky plastic and ask them to take off their shoes.

Inside, you'll learn about:

  • How to define memoir
  • How to start a memoir and write a memoir outline
  • Memoir writing techniques
  • Writing to make an impact
  • Writing to be understood, what works, and why
  • How to write dialogue
  • Writing to set the scene
  • When to use active vs passive voice
  • Mastering show vs tell
  • Identify and make the most of your writing style
  • Vision, revision, and writing your first draft
  • Working with an author coach


The path to writing the best memoir is often buried in mucky foliage. Let The Best Memoir become your personal pair of rubber hip-waders. A great resource for anyone who wants to write their memoir.

Product Details ISBN: 9781989059678
ISBN-10: 1989059678
Publisher: Ingenium Books
Publication Date: December 25th, 2020
Pages: 178
Language: English