The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Harper Perennial; Reprint edition, September 6, 2016
In The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr leans on her experience as a professor and a writer to share best practices for the craft of memoir writing.
The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story by Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D
Jossey-Bass; 1st edition, January 26, 2010
This revolutionary book gives a step-by-step guide to using your struggles to write a powerful memoir.
Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Craft, Inspiration, and Motivation for Memoir Writers by Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D
She Writes Press, September 22, 2015
Starting with the basics and working its way to the more advanced details, this book provides you all the information that you need to write an inspirational memoir that publishers will love.
Write for Your Life by Anna Quindlen
Random House, April 12, 2022
This book aims to give readers the inspiration to start writing and demonstrates why everyone should.
The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear by Anne Janzer
Cuesta Park Consulting, June 7, 2016
The Writer’s Process emphasizes the importance of creating a process for writing and shares inside secrets from successful writers.
Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours by Rachael Herron
HGA Publishing, January 8, 2020
Written in an easily accessible format, this book provides the roadmap you need to organize your life story so you can avoid the overwhelm many writers face.
How to Write a Bestselling Memoir: Three Steps – Write, Publish, Promote by Victoria Twead
Ant Press, September 1, 2020
This book teaches you the secrets to writing a successful memoir – straight from a bestselling memoir writer.
Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life by Jerry Payne
Faydelis Press; Writing Memoir edition, August 14, 2020
Writing Memoir is a no-nonsense guide that provides actionable tips about writing and publishing your life story.
How To Write a Beloved (and Bestselling) Memoir by Laura Bradbury
Grape Books, February 4, 2021
Laura Bradbury, the author of eight bestselling memoirs, shares the blueprint she uses to write successful memoirs, including how to overcome your own roadblocks.
The Best Memoir: How to Write It When You Don’t Know How by Boni Wagner-Stafford
Ingenium Books Publishing Inc, December 22, 2020
The Best Memoir is a direct, but engaging, memoir guide that includes topics like creating an effective memoir outline, the use of various writing styles, how to overcome your self-doubt, and more.