What memoirs look like: a personal life journey, documents of the notorious, the focus on a specific event or lifestyle scenario. Memoir styles: linear vs non-linear, first person narrator etc., the truth variation scale, personalizing your tale. Reasons to write your memoir (if this is not answered the memoir will never be written). Writing Exercises–a series of bullets to get you started. Important things to ignore while you generate your manuscript. What comes next? –polishing your memoir (important). Options for producing your manuscript.