Writing your life story with the audience in mind

How to Structure Your Memoir

Writing a memoir can seem overwhelming. The key is knowing how to outline your memoir to give it the structure of a best-selling novel and the heart only you can provide.

About This Episode

Many bestselling memoirs are written by the already-famous: Actors, business titans, government officials. However, the majority of the memoirs published every year are written by people who are not famous, perhaps not even well-known in their community. So why do these memoirs sell? In a word… structure.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What elements to include in your memoir and what to exclude.
  • How to order your chapters and sections for maximum reader immersion
  • How to attract the right readers to your book, guaranteeing positive reviews

Get to know our Publishing Power Guest Speaker, Kristin McTiernan!




JoEllen Taylor

JoEllen Taylor



Kristin McTiernan

Kristin McTiernan


About The Guest


After waffling between joining a convent and enlisting in the Marines, she settled on the latter at the age of seventeen. After three years, four sprained ankles, and a badly herniated disc, she ended her time in the Marines and studied English literature, using her degree to become a professional writer and editor, specializing in memoirs, science fiction, and fantasy. She’s been doing it on a full time and freelance basis for more than ten years and she doesn’t foresee giving it up anytime soon.

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