Moving Back & Forth in Time when Writing Memoir

In today’s #WritingTipsTuesday I will be sharing some personal updates and have a discussion about the writing process of going back and forth in time when writing a memoir. I will give you an example of how I did this in my journalling and how you can apply it to your own writing. There are also some examples of how other writers effectively weave in and out of different timeframes in memoir.

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LIFE STORY IS AN UMBRELLA TERM

I do want to remind people that life story – it’s a huge umbrella. It’s an umbrella term because autobiography as you know – it’s really a chronological account of your life story, pretty much starting from birth to wherever you are at. But Memoir is focusing on one particular aspect or them of your life and really digging deep into that. 

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Writing a Memoir: 10 Crucial Questions to ask BEFORE starting

Writing a Memoir

There is no right or wrong way to write a book, however, asking yourself these 10 questions BEFORE writing a memoir can save you a lot of time, money and frustration.

1) WHAT IS YOUR WHY? 

Knowing your WHY (the big picture stuff) helps you throughout the entire process of writing, editing, publishing and marketing your book. When you fully understand your reasons for wanting to write your book, it will give you:

  • clarity
  • help you throughout the writing process to decide what to leave in or edit out
  • and it will motivate you to achieve your goals.

ACTION STEP:

REALLY THINK ABOUT WHY WRITING THIS STORY OR BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU. WRITE IT DOWN, RECORD IT AND REFER BACK TO OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEY TO HELP KEEP YOU ON TRACK.

 

CONSIDER WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBE YOUR WHY:

https://leezabaric.com/write-a-memoir-10-crucial-questions-to-ask-before-you-start/

  • I’m passionate about this story idea
  • My purpose in life is to share this story to help others
  • Personal reasons
  • Healing – the process can help me...
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