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Mini memoirs unfold naturally

Remember the joke: “How do you eat an elephant?”

“One bite at a time.”

Same with writing memoir . . . one incident at a time.

“Whether your life story has an over-arching motif or you plan to cobble together a montage of more diverse meditations, the project can seem less overwhelming if you approach it as a series of mini memoirs—two-to three-page essays . . . pivotal points. . . in the broader portrait of your life.” Richard Campbell, January 2017 Writers Digest

“The beauty in approaching your life story in terms of mini memoirs is that when it comes to themes, you don’t have to pick just one. Write scenes or vignettes on each theme that speaks to you.

You may find that mini memoirs unfold more naturally than the more unwieldy, longer story you have to tell—and that they build momentum strong enough to carry you through the manuscript.”

More on How To Write Memoir:

How To Write A Memoir – Part One

How To Write A Memoir – Part Two

However you decide to write . . . Just Write!

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