Tip 1. Write from the heart and think about those to whom you want to dedicate your memoir. This will help fuel the drive for writing and finishing your memoir.
Tip 2. Write because you want to leave your memoir as a treasured legacy for your friends and family. Make a sincere commitment to write for 28 days or more. For step-by-step guidance, use 7Memories: Write Your Memoir in 28 Days.
Tip 3. Write your memoir every day, even if you can spend only 10 minutes. This will get your brain used to the activity and give you the momentum to continue so that it becomes a habit. Jumpstart your memoir with 7Memories online program, MemoirMagic.
Tip 4. Listen to others tell their personal stories. Ask questions and encourage them to tell more.
Tip 5. Read extensively. Be sure to read plenty of children’s literature if you are writing for children. Everyone should read a wide variety: memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, biography, magazines, poetry…
Tip 6. Adapt and be flexible. While it’s good to establish a writing routine, it’s equally important to be able to write wherever and however. I know writers who have written while in the line waiting to get a driver’s license, while on a cruise ship, and even while waiting at the doctor’s office!
Tip 8. Print your memoir or your home printer. Or check out printing options at FedExKinkos, Costco, and online printing companies.
Tip 9. Consider the numerous online self-publishing firms such as Createspace, Mixbooks, etc.