Ready to start writing? Open a new document page on your computer and start writing about one of the 7 memories. HINT: If you hate to type, record your words into a digital recorder (on your cell phone, for example) and then have the material transcribed. Today’s transcription services are cheap and fast!
If you get stuck about what to write, remember to include the Ws–who, what, where, when, why, and also how.
Be sure to add interest: vary the length of paragraphs and sentences; alternate long pages with short pages; alternate serious pages with lighter ones; start each page with a fresh, new subject; open the story at some dramatic point rather than at birth.
Write about each of your 7 memories in the same way. NOTE: It doesn’t matter which of the memories you tackle first. You can resequence your material later.
For the title, consider the theme/message of the memoir. What do you want the reader to remember most after reading it? Make a list of titles to consider.
Reread and revise the memoir and use the spelling/grammar checker to catch any errors.
This is the simplest start to writing a life story. Hopefully, it will assure you of your writing skill and inspire you to write more!