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Autobiography and Memoir

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Writing a memoir is not the same as writing an autobiography book.


Here are the differences between them:


An Autobiography or Biography

This type of book presents a revealing account of:


- A person’s entire life.


- Their personal history.


- Their birth, youth, and adulthood, ending with old age.


- Their secrets, education, conflicts, and achievements.


- Their personal history recounted in chronological order.


Also, a biography or autobiography is usually written at the end of

someone’ s life. A biography can also be written about someone else,

such as a celebrity, important historical figure, famous athlete,

politician, or spiritual leader, among others.



A Memoir


- Any significant event or a series of moments in one’s life.


- A piece or timeframe of a person’s life.


- Though it can be about anything, it usually features an event or series of

events turned into stories that reveal a message.

- For example, it can be about the death of someone you loved, the

habits of your older brother, a trip to Europe, a spiritual insight, becoming

a writer, finding true love, or life on the beach.

- A memoir focuses on particular events that relate to each other in order

to reveal a life lesson.

Remember, a memoir should be interesting in itself, and should be about

your intimate, personal experiences.


An inspiring memoir is written like a novel, and should include these

important elements: Characters, Location, Conflict, Structure, Point of

View, Conclusion and Message.



Much love,

Valeria

THE RIGHT REASONS TO WRITE A MEMOIR


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There are many good reasons to write a book inspired by your personal

experiences. But there are also wrong reasons to become a writer.


Writing a memoir can be about capturing unforgettable memories,

sharing a life-changing experience, revealing a secret, or rediscovering

oneself. By having your experiences on paper, your book might have a

positive impact on someone else’s life.


HERE ARE SOME OF THE RIGHT REASONS TO WRITE A MEMOIR:


• Self-discovery


• To reveal a side of you no one knows


• To examine your choices in the past and their connection with your life today


• To remember the best shared moments • To share a life-changing experience


• To reveal your emotional truths


• To heal from your childhood traumas


• To show appreciation to someone in your life • To teach what you have learned


• To share your perspective about life


• Writing for your family and future generations


• You feel you have an important message to deliver


• To connect with people who share the same life experience or perspective.


• To feel good


SOME OF THE WRONG REASONS TO WRITE A MEMOIR:


• Revenge


• Wish for fame


• Wish for wealth


• Writing for others


• To show that your are smart and worth it


Much love,

Valeria