Make Your Memoir Worthwhile

If you are writing a memoir or autobiography for yourself or your family, you may have asked yourself if it will be worth your time. Here are a few tips on how to make your memoir worthwhile. Make sure you identify your objectives and your intended audience before you start. Click here to download our FREE Define Your Life Stories Project ...  Read More

How to Start a Memoir

"How to start a memoir"... It's a popular topic with no singular solution. There are plenty of good ways to start and zero wrong ways. The important thing is that you get started. Although you can certainly start a memoir without any preparation or planning, doing a little on the front end can save you time and keep you moving in the right ...  Read More

Time to Dust Off My Gratitude Journal

I've been grateful for many things over the years and often just say it out loud. Sometimes, I write it down just to reinforce it. Lately, worry and anxiety are competing for time and space in my thoughts. I do my best to stay present but I am, by nature, a bit of a worrier. That's why I decided it's time to dust off my gratitude journal and ...  Read More

Writing About Your Coronavirus / COVID-19 Experience

If you haven't started already, it's a good time to start writing about your Coronavirus / COVID-19 experience. I put together a list of writing prompts that you can download here . I've been trying to write this post for a week now, but I kept getting distracted by the news, concerns about my family, and my preparation for spending a lot more ...  Read More

Epson FastFoto FF-680W Review

I don't know if I'll ever get to do an Epson FastFoto FF-680W* review, but I sure hope so. As of this writing, it claims to be the world’s fastest personal photo scanner. It can scan thousands of photos as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi. That's plenty big to go in your memoir. However, if you want something larger, it still does about 8 ...  Read More

Writing About Shame or Regrets

All too often those of us writing memoirs only for our families, try to sugarcoat uncomfortable stories or leave them out altogether. If that's the way you want to do it, that's still better than not writing anything at all. However, you might miss the opportunity to make someone else feel okay about their own story or even provide a guide for a ...  Read More

A Fun Game for Holiday Gatherings

Printable Instructions Family get-togethers are the perfect time for building relationships between children and their extended family members. Often though, the kids are off playing while the adults cook, reminisce, and/or watch football. This year, shake it up a little bit with this fun game for holiday gatherings. It will get the kids and the ...  Read More

What’s Stopping You From Writing 15 Minutes Today?

This is not a judgment. It is not a question designed to make you feel guilty, so please don't. The reason I'm asking what is stopping you from writing 15 minutes today, is to get you to think about and answer it honestly. Most of you will say you were too busy. That's a legitimate reason. However, when was the last time you weren't busy? I ...  Read More

Write a Letter Instead of a Memoir

Are you one of those people who thinks it's just "too much" to write a memoir? Or maybe you just don't see yourself as a memoirist. How about writing a letter? Does that seem overwhelming or like something that's not you? I doubt it. A letter is a manageable project. Recently in the Critic's Notebook in the New York Times, Parul Sehgal wrote ...  Read More

Thinking About Writing a Memoir or an Autobiography?

Whether you're thinking of writing your own memoir or autobiography, or just looking for ideas on ways to share your stories, your advice, or the history of your family, MemoirHelper.com is a great place to start. Our goal is to provide you with tips, tools, and resources to help you find the best way to accomplish your goals. The resources on ...  Read More

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