What is a memoir?

A memoir (from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence) is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject’s life.[1][2] The assertions made in the work are understood to be factual. A biography or autobiography tells the story “of a life”,…

Difference between a memoir, a journal and an autobiography

Memoir: describes events within a certain period of time Autobiography: typically describes your own life, often going back far in history to arrive at a specific moment (Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”) Journal: what you write for yourself (you can use your journals to aid you either with an autobiography or a memoir) Autobiographies are also…

What makes a good story? (pt.1)

WRITING ITSELF I believe you can write about anything if you write in an interesting way. What is interesting to me might not be interesting to you but the idea is to make it “flow” so that the reader will want to keep on reading—whether you do this by being playful with language, or the…