So You Want to Write a Memoir!
Writing a memoir can be a most rewarding experience––one your
family and friends will thank you for having done. A memoir is your opportunity
to leave concrete documentation of your life in a form that is easily
accessible to present and future generations.
Every family has stories. That’s human nature. But all too often people have questions about the past they wish they had answers to when someone important to them is gone. You may have felt that way upon the passing of a parent, sibling or other significant person in your life. Don’t make your offspring wish they knew more about your family background or how you met your spouse or why you moved to a certain city.
Here are some reasons you might want to write your memoir:
- To share your life’s story with your offspring, other relatives and friends.
- To answer questions or set the record straight about significant events in your life and/or your family’s past.
- To provide future generations documentation about significant events in your family’s past.
Have you been thinking about writing a memoir, but are afraid of the process? Perhaps you’ve tried and got stuck, or you’re not certain how to organize all your material. Those are common situations told to me by people who want to write a memoir but have gotten discouraged. That’s why I put together a booklet that offers guidelines to writing a memoir.
“10 Things You Need to Know to Write a Memoir” can help you avoid common pitfalls. You don’t want to spend weeks doing background research when you’re not certain you’ll need all the information or get bogged down not knowing what to include and what to leave out. This booklet will help you get organized, get your memoir written and it answers questions about publishing.
“10 Things/Memoir” is only available in e-book format (for the Kindle). You can find it under the title on Amazon or by searching on my name. If you do download a copy, I’d love to hear if it helped you accomplish your dream of writing your memoir.
Author of 7 novels, Peter began writing seriously after retiring from careers as a journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Learn more at petergpollak.com.
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