Reflecting on an Incident from Personal Life

Discuss how to write a personal memoir that relates a story of your life and its importance.

Focus on one incident or even a moment or two of one incident. Don’t tell me everything that happened that day. Tell details about the moment in question. Some events work best with a before and after moment. Some work best with just one moment in the story. You want to think about what will make your story more powerful. Use description and imagery to show rather than tell your story. You can start by thinking about the lesson you learned or how the person or event impacted you.