Many writers find it rewarding to recount their lives and share their memories through prose, and readers find the long-standing genre of memoirs equally compelling. If writing for publication, you must make your story interesting and you need to know how to prepare your material before writing. Like the personal essay, memoir writing can be an elating experience because in many respects it's like writing a novel, except the story is true. But in order to succeed, you must master the skills of memoir writing.

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