How to slow down time in your writing
We watched this one in class. Very helpful for helping you think about putting your experience on paper. Helps you choose which parts of your experience to emphasise.
The power of simple words
Another super useful video pointing out that fancy words are not necessarily better.
I adapted the following very helpful tips from this website.
A memoir is a reflection on a memory. The writer tries to capture the “true essence” of the memory by bringing meaning to the memory. A memoir does not only recount an episode or a memory, but also the memoir reveals the person.
For example, a personal narrative may recount a first bike ride, or a trip to the beach. But in a memoir, the purpose of the story is to reveal something enduring about oneself. As the writer, you are searching for the truth and significance of the story.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
Write down “stand-out moments.” What moments in your life do you remember as being important, or happy, or sad? Think about some of these “defining moments” in life…some may include:
How to get beyond 'what happened':