How To Start Memoir
Begin your memoir with an anecdote. Generate memoir ideas. how to start a memoir? Writing a memoir based on your own experience requires a good overarching story, but in order to make an impression on the reader from page one, it's important to craft an especially strong opening. If you've yet to decide what to write about, check out the "I Remember" writing prompt. One big mistake first-time authors make when trying to start a memoir is including way too much. I've read so many first drafts of memoirs that ramble, or cover too expansive a swath of an author's life experience. As with anything, starting is the hardest. Second, point out the theme of the story/memoir by writing about an incident that led to the story occurring. It should also connect to the themes you'll explore throughout your memoir. From there, choose one memory that feels the most.