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JayEss
10-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Hi all,

I am starting on my first book which is going to be a memoir. Just wanted to know if there are any major rules I need to follow? Any tips? Any advice?

Lauri B
10-03-2005, 08:49 PM
Hi all,

I am starting on my first book which is going to be a memoir. Just wanted to know if there are any major rules I need to follow? Any tips? Any advice?

Are you writing it for publication or posterity?

JayEss
10-04-2005, 03:01 AM
Hi Nomad,

For publication. Although, over the last 24 hours I have done some more thinking, and from a marketing point of view I'm considering writing it as a fictional story inspired by true events.

Hmmh.

Decisions, decisions. Advice appreciated.

MadScientistMatt
10-04-2005, 06:21 AM
As a general rule, non-celebrity memoirs are a tough sell. If people haven't heard of you, there must be something else compelling about the memoir to get them to buy it.

JayEss
10-04-2005, 08:27 AM
After more thinking, it's looking as though I will go with the safer option and make it a fictional story instead.

It will probably be easier to write if anything... (actually, maybe I shouldn't make any assumptions about what's easier just yet :) )