Step-by-Step Makes Memoir Easier

Each step is a manageable, doable task. One day at a time, each step takes you closer to your goal. Once you get going, you can also look at:

  • Leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren
  • Leaving a legacy for you business or organization
  • Sharing wisdom with others who are going through what you went through
  • Healing or understanding yourself

The reasons for writing memoir are vast and varied. By knowing your own purpose and reasons will give you emotional fuel to finish your memoir over time.

Determine which time of your life you want to write about. A timeline can bookend the beginning and ending of your story. These timelines might encompass:


  • Your childhood years
  • Your years living in a certain city
  • Your time pursuing a certain goal and its attainment
  • Time spent with a spouse or other loved one
  • Your spiritual journey
  • An overseas adventure
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