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Modeling Memoirs

Each of the following young writers featured on Write It takes a different approach to writing a memoir. Read their memoirs and model your first draft after the one that speaks to you most! Feel free to borrow the structure that best suits your memories.

Swimming Underwater With John
by Allison Shea

  • Draft a memoir about someone
    you love.

Family Dinners
by Lucy Hester

  • Draft a memoir about your dysfunctional family.

Just Face It
by Jenna Maxwell

  • Draft a memoir about your
    summer job.

Blinded by the Light
by Amy Kaufman

  • Draft a memoir about a night that you spent in a foreign place.

The American Dream
by Lauren Stokes

  • Draft a memoir about an experience that shaped your feelings of national identity.

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