In the writing world, memoirs hold a special place in capturing people’s attention. For you to write a beautiful memoir, you must first have a compelling story. Ask yourself why the story matters, and why you want to tell it. Unless you are a celebrity who is already well known, you may need to work hard to bring out your unique selling point.

Getting Started

To get started, you may want to read some of the best memoirs in history so that you can identify what made them stand out. This does not mean that you should copy their writing style and storyline. Read them for inspiration. From there, start formulating your story. Remember that the only thing that will make your memoir sell is being real and raw. If you find yourself editing out some facts from the memoir because you are not sure what other people will think, then you are probably not ready to write a memoir. You must write a story that resonates with people. There is a misconception that memoirs have to be about struggles. You can write about anything, as long as it is your story, and it has an impact on the people who will read it. Have a structure that you intend to follow, including the times you will dedicate to writing a paragraph or two at least every week.

Publishing the Memoir

If you have a good story, it might not be hard for you to find a publisher. You simply need to have a powerful pitch and excerpts that will catch the attention of potential publishers. The good news is that the digital world has opened up the possibility of self-publishing. Whichever route you decide to take, your story has to be solid. Do not wait to have the perfect story. Start writing now.