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Writing a memoir is an exercise in revising the past. Here are a few different ways to revise your memoir!

Ideas and Techniques

Memory as Revision
Follow this exercise and see your memory from a different perspective.

10 Ways to Revise a Memoir
There are many ways to revise a memoir. Here’s a list of 10!

Perspective is Everything (PDF)
E.B. White wrote clean, economic memoirs. Read this Master Class and revise your memoir like a master!

Back to the Drawing Board
Stuck for where to go? Find the one good idea you’ve had and go back to where you started!

Featured Author

"The core of the story was not modified in the second and final draft, which I used to refine the imagery in the first one, find synonyms for repeated words, and alter the syntax such that my sentences had the desired effect.”
—Jessica Colom
Read Jessica Colom’s award-winning memoir, "Vueltas."

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