Writing a memoir is not the same as writing a book about your life.
While you’ll use anecdotes from your own life to tell a compelling story, the real star of your memoir is your reader.
And the real message isn’t, “This is why you should remember me,” but “This is something you can do, too.”
The theme of your memoir is the message, and it’s there not to put you on a pedestal but to help your reader.
The theme is the takeaway. If the reader remembers nothing else, you want them to remember how your memoir’s theme relates to their life.
You want your memoir to open your readers’ eyes to their own potential for growth and transformation.
Memoirs that only celebrate the life of the author collect dust and join the ranks of books that make little, if any, impact on the world.
If you’d like to learn how to write a memoir worth your reader’s memory, read on.
- What is a Memoir?
- How To Write A Memoir in 3 Steps