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Memoir Made Easy

Write Your Life Story — and Maybe Even a Best-seller

Whether you’re attempting a personal essay or a full-fledged memoir, these tips will get you started.

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How to Write a Memoir

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En español | You’ve launched your kids, paid down the mortgage — and maybe even retired.  Now, you finally have time to write that first-person essay or book you’ve been contemplating all these years.

But where to begin?  Don’t let that blank page intimidate you.  These easy strategies will help you move past your writer’s block and get going with your story.  
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