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    Memoir vs autobiography

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by jacktheknife, Mar 9, 2011.

    Gentlemen,

    I just wanted to mention that I found out that my manuscript isn't a autobiography but a memoir. A memoir is about a specific aspect or episode in the protagonist's life. My story is about a ten year period in my life where I barely survived four attempted murders. After the three brothers who tried to kill me the first time died in prison, five small town policemen did the same thing, three times! I turned the tables on two police departments and put five bad policemen in prison for conspiracy, ie. 99.5 years each.
    And I did it alone without a Lawyer but just a keyboard. I don't write fiction this is true. But rather than a autobiography the story is a memoir.
    I just wanted to mention that, as memoir is a new concept to me,
    a new framework for a story.


    That's all...


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    adding this for others who may not know the difference:

    by contrast, an 'autobiography' tells the story of the writer's life from birth on...
     
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    ... as well as the story of all their cars...
     

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