Want to write a Memoir? Journal your memories.

This is the technique I used to track down the memories that formed my Memoir of Sorts.

Piece your memories together as you would the blocks in a quilt, and before you realize it, your life is where it should be – in print.

Everyone should consider writing a Memoir.

It might not be a big book.

It might not even be considered an important book.

But your life is important.

And your memories are the pieces that complete the puzzle of your life.

Your memories create a treasure trove for those friends and family members who want to know more about your life when you’re not around to tell them.

How do you begin?

It’s simple.

Journal your memories, and those incidents long forgotten will once again be remembered as fresh as they were when they happened.

Here are some ideas for getting started.

  • Describe the experience that changed your life forever.

 

  • Describe the moment that caused you to change your mind about someone.

 

  • What did you learn from those experiences?

 

  • What was the greatest day of your life, and what made it so great?

 

  • Who made it so great?

 

  • What was the worse day of your life, and what made it so bad?

 

  • Who was the most important influence in your life?

 

  • What was the one incident that taught you life is not fair?

 

  • What is the one incident that taught you to fight back regardless of the odds against you?

 

  • What was the one day in your life that you would like to live again?

 

  • What was the greatest nightmare in your life?

 

  • Who caused it?

 

  • How did you survive it?

 

  • What was the biggest dream you had in life?

 

  • Was that dream fulfilled?

 

  • How was that dream busted?

 

  • What was the experience that you taught you it’s all right to dream again?

 

  • What was your biggest disappointment?

 

  • Who caused your biggest disappointment?

 

  • What are the biggest revelations you have learned about yourself?

 

  • Did it surprise or shock you?

 

  • Plot the six most memorable moments or define the six most unforgettable people in your life.

Write them one at a time.

They aren’t all pretty.

But piece them together as you would the blocks in a quilt.

And before you realize it, your life is where it should be – in print.

You are not forgotten, nor will you ever be.

Please click HERE to find my memoir, The Man Who Talks to Strangers, on Amazon.

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