Advice for Aspiring Memoirists - podcast

Memoir writing teacher Georgia Lee understands the emotion and challenges involved with writing a memoir and is in the process of writing a guide to memoir titled More Than Words. First and foremost, she says, it's important to understand the difference between biography, autobiography, and memoir. Memoir is meant to be just a slice of your life, not the whole story. She recommends that aspiring memoirists begin by identifying your goals for writing your memoir - why do you want to write it? Understanding this will likely drive the theme of your story. Also ask yourself why readers will want to read your story. Lee advises that before you write anything, be sure to understand your motivations and be ready to commit the time and discipline required.

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