Learn the differences between writing a memoir, autobiography, biography, and creative/narrative nonfiction. Decide which factual and specific life experience you would like to explore. Participate in short writing and drawing exercises. Identify your target audience. Begin to outline ideas for writing your first short-short memoir essay.
Susan R. Waide is a teacher at the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE). She also teaches writing, English, and public relations courses at the University of Hartford and Connecticut Community Colleges. She is a memoir writing coach, editor, writer and ghostwriter.