A memoire essay is focused on a specific memory in a person’s life. It entails interpreting that memory and describes why it has a particular influence on your life. It is important to employ sensory details when writing a memoire essay. It digs into the past of a person to interpret his/her present.
• Before writing a memoire essay, it is first important to choose a particular event from your past to base you essay. You can mind map for a good idea to write in your essay. This will help you come up with some good idea for your essay. Search through your memory lane and make a list of important life events from your past that has an influence on your life.
• Pick one of these memories for your memoire essay. Decide on how you would want to present your essay: flashback (in which you describe events as they have happened in your life starting from your present circumstances), Chronological order (starting from the very beginning) or reverse chronological order.
• After you have chosen a memory from your past, you should make an outline of your essay. Add all the important details of your life in it. Make sure if you have organized your events in the right order.
• Afterwards, start writing your essay. Explain your readers about the sequence of events and make them clear to your readers.
• Use descriptive language for your main characters. Employ sensory details to make them appear real and concrete.
• Wrap up your whole essay by elucidating to the readers about the significance of the event and telling them how this event has changed your life.
• You can choose from any event in your life to base your memoire essay as long as it is significant to you. But keep your focus only on one event. Use plenty of details in your essay to describe why you have chosen this particular event. Write it in such a way as you are telling a story to your friend.
• Avoid choosing tragic events like illness, death or any such events when considering a topic for your essay. It is always easier to write on something that had a positive influence in your life rather than writing on a sad or upsetting event.