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There are many reasons to pen your story and for some people a life-changing event is the catalyst. It can help you come to terms with where you are in your life and can also offer some comfort and even inspiration to others who read about your journey. It can also record your account of your life for future generations of your family.
Memoirs are different to autobiographies in that they are not intended to be a chronological account of every step of your life and they will read better if they are not approached this way.
Memoirs tend to deal with a specific theme and tell their story around that, including only details that are in some way relevant to that theme. Although they are by definition true accounts they are generally told in a way that has follows the style of fiction than a typical autobiography. Focus on the story as you tell it; your life from your point of view.
So – write in the first person, try to complete a whole draft and then edit it (rather than editing as you go), steer away from unnecessary detail and be prepared for what may be an emotional ride at times as you reflect on your past. Happy writing!
Note: A Google search will bring up a lot of good articles to research before starting your Memoirs.