on Just Publishing Advice:
Writing a memoir is often the starting point for new authors
Self-publishing has given an opportunity to a lot of new writers to get their stories into print or ebook.
For many, the first book they publish is a memoir. Often it is the final stage in a cathartic experience or journey through an episode in life.
It is not unusual for such a story to start from a collection of notes, journal or diary entries. It then may be years later that a writer collates these memories and decides to write a book.
The motivation to write a book based on a personal life event is often about wanting to leave more than footprints in the sand. The result is a book that family and close friends can read for years and years to come.
However, if your motivation is to sell thousands of copies and to make a lot of money, there may be disappointment ahead for you.