When you think about it, your life is a thrill ride. With breakups, bankruptcies, evictions, deaths, new babies, and tumultuous childhood traumas, you’re still alive. It seems it doesn’t matter to anyone else. But, I’m here to tell you it does. If you’ve always wanted to write a memoir, there’s a place in your home to start, and it’s easier than you think.
Let’s begin with the definition of a memoir. A memoir, according to Webster, is a written account of someone or something based on personal knowledge of the subject. In a memoir, you are the subject and the account is your life. Recall a challenge you faced, one that really changed the projection of your life. Think about what you learned from it and connect with others through your wave of emotions. These circumstances can arise in each stage of your life. It’s up to you to process the moment, document it and continue moving forward.
Take A Glimpse Into The Past
The simplest way to formulate a memoir is to gather your journals. Your journals are life memories on paper. They give a glimpse of hope for the future and expose feelings for events and people around you. It’s normally written in a noted chronological format. For an impact on your readers, choose your journal with the deepest, darkest occurrence. If that’s too much or you’re new to writing, start with what you can handle sharing. After being officially published, your story will bring you attention, merely because you’re opening up to the world. Those closest to you will be either amazed or indifferent, but you shouldn’t care. Focus on those who are supportive and be prepared to answer lots of questions.
Once you’ve chosen the story for your memoir, transfer your written thoughts into a digital format. It’ll be challenging to find a publisher that will accept a pen-paper version of your manuscript. And it will be expensive. You can also transcribe it yourself, find a transcriber or read it into a voice document software. Edit, replace and displace as you go along. However, don’t get things too mixed up. You’re sure to get yourself and life timeline confused. The essence of your story lies in your success as it took place over time.
The fact is, people need to know your story. In a modern world of fantasy and superficiality, real-life scenarios still penetrate and force people to take a deep look within. It’s amazing how the sense of belonging and identity is highest sought from the young to older generations. You have a place here on Earth, a purpose. And your life is apart the grand design of life. It’s time for you to leave your mark. It’s selfish to do otherwise.
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