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Questions to Ask When Writing Your Memoir

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Rated 0 points - posted 7 years ago by laneave in category Books.
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Who is my target audience? Report Abuse
This is the most important thing to determine.
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What is my message? Report Abuse
A memoir must have a purpose, not just a list of events.
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What is the specific aspect of my life I'm writing about? Report Abuse
Many people confuse memoir and autobiography.
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Where am I starting? Report Abuse
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What am I including? Report Abuse
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How much will be about me? Report Abuse
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How will this help or interest my audience? Report Abuse
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Is it legal for me to write about these events? Report Abuse
Some details about others' personal lives may put you in court for libel or slander.
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Do I have enough to complete an entire book? Report Abuse
If an event isn't complex enough, it won't make for a substantial story.
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Is my book more refined than a journal or diary? Report Abuse
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Am I prepared for the reactions of my friends and family? Report Abuse
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Have I included enough details? Report Abuse
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What is my angle? Report Abuse
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Have I structured this is a way that pulls readers forward? Report Abuse
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Are there characters in my story? Report Abuse
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Do I have running themes? Report Abuse
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Have I written multiple drafts? Report Abuse
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Have I come across as a likable narrator? Report Abuse
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Is there a coherent timeline to my story? Report Abuse
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Does my story have drama? Report Abuse
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