I have started pulling things together for my memoir. I have had quite a few false starts and am having trouble bringing things together cohesively. First I pulled all of my potential subject/topics together trying to determine exactly which topics or direction to take. Working chronologically isn't working for me, so I jumped to just picking one subject or topic and writing. I am not sure I like the way it is going. Everything seems just a bit to much "history book" and I am not sure anyone would want to read that. I also tried writing from the perspective of myself at a given age (this sample is in another thread) and that didn't turn out well either. What have others found to be a good way to get started? Do you work in first person, third person...? Do you include conversations, even though these would be old memories and not exactly accurate? I know once I got the ball rolling, I would fly, just need to get going. I should also go back and read a couple of memoirs I really enjoyed to see how they did it.