Start Writing Your Own Life Story – Memoir

Writing your memoir

I hear it often. Wanting to write your own memoir, or life story, but not sure where to start.  Here’s a tip. Instead of staring at the blank page, wondering where to start, and feeling overwhelmed, why not start writing a personal profile — an overview of your story in 1000 to 3000 words. And if you can’t write it yourself, get someone to write it, or help you write the piece. It’s amazing what emerges — a spark, ideas, a theme, a voice, structure, or even style or tone.

I’ve been collaborating with a couple of business women lately, and it’s worked for both of them, even though the story each of them wants to tell is about much more than their respective businesses.

Happy writing.

Michele

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