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Structuring a Memoir

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Mistyshallow Tue 24-Jan-17 20:33:16

Just that really. I've become inspired to tell a warts an all story. Probably has a niche market, up to date subject, lots of material but absolutely no idea where to start. Im guessing I will still need a structure and plan as well as major highlights for the story. Feel a bit bamboozled tbh. Can anyone suggest a book or forum that can get me in the right track?

GetAHaircutCarl Thu 26-Jan-17 11:06:28

Life writing needs to be structured like fiction i.e. You need to narrate the story by way of beginning, middle and end ( which doesn't necessarily mean linear).

Choose any book or resource ( the internet is full of them) about how novels work and use it as a guide ( not a template).

The main decision will be what to put in and what to leave out. A decision made not on the basis of what appears most interesting but what fits the structure.

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